Dennis Heil

is creating content about Bipolar Disorder

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Hello. My name is Dennis Heil. I am a High-Functioning Autistic with Type 2 Bipolar Disorder. I'm the creator of the Bipolar Manifesto website and Your Bipolar Friend. Since early 2012, I've used the knowledge and experience I've gained in my life, on my recovery path, to help other people better understand and navigate their own. There are two primary prongs to my work.

The first is to get more mentally ill people into the offices of mental health professionals armed with the understanding that they do not fix us, they enable us to fix ourselves. I'm a staunch believer in our deeply flawed mental health system as the most effective means to attain wellness.

The second is to help supporters and loved ones better understand mental illness and how to balance compassion with self-preservation. In doing so, I hope to increase available support, preserve more families and relationships, and enable more mentally ill people to attain wellness. 

What is Patreon? Why are we here?
Patreon is a crowd-funding platform inspired by historical Patronage. In yon olden days, nobles and aristocrats would provide funding to artists they liked so those artists could spend more time creating. Patreon uses a similar model but without the need for wealthy nobles or aristocrats.

Why Patreon? How will this funding help?
1. Refine present and future book offerings. I want to offer physical books at a set price, but offer electronic text and audio versions on a “Pay What You Want” model, including free. I want my content to be easily available to anyone that can benefit from it, regardless of their economic situation.

2. Redevelop my website and form a support community. I've done about as much as I can with my limited knowledge of coding and Google. I would like to develop and launch a community site. Most mental health internet communities are toxic places. A healthy internet community could be a fantastic pillar of support for the mentally ill and their loved ones if done well.

3. Minimal advertising presence. I really have no interest in sponsors or advertising in my work. I've been approached about it several times over the years, but I feel that traditional advertising, sponsorship, or endorsements are not a good fit. The most relevant products for my niche are things like pharmaceuticals and rehab clinics. I'm not interested in selling for these companies. I do not want to be in a position where I need to compromise my work for outside interests. I would much rather focus on creating great content for you.

In closing...
I'm a minimalist. I don't need or want much. If I could, I would devote all of my time to helping others. Unfortunately, altruism doesn't allow me to cover expenses or grow my work in meaningful ways. I've done quite a bit without asking much of anyone. Today, I am asking.

Become my patron today for as little as a dollar a month. Your support will enable me to help more people in the same way that I helped you. Together we can make a greater difference.
Hello. My name is Dennis Heil. I am a High-Functioning Autistic with Type 2 Bipolar Disorder. I'm the creator of the Bipolar Manifesto website and Your Bipolar Friend. Since early 2012, I've used the knowledge and experience I've gained in my life, on my recovery path, to help other people better understand and navigate their own. There are two primary prongs to my work.

The first is to get more mentally ill people into the offices of mental health professionals armed with the understanding that they do not fix us, they enable us to fix ourselves. I'm a staunch believer in our deeply flawed mental health system as the most effective means to attain wellness.

The second is to help supporters and loved ones better understand mental illness and how to balance compassion with self-preservation. In doing so, I hope to increase available support, preserve more families and relationships, and enable more mentally ill people to attain wellness. 

What is Patreon? Why are we here?
Patreon is a crowd-funding platform inspired by historical Patronage. In yon olden days, nobles and aristocrats would provide funding to artists they liked so those artists could spend more time creating. Patreon uses a similar model but without the need for wealthy nobles or aristocrats.

Why Patreon? How will this funding help?
1. Refine present and future book offerings. I want to offer physical books at a set price, but offer electronic text and audio versions on a “Pay What You Want” model, including free. I want my content to be easily available to anyone that can benefit from it, regardless of their economic situation.

2. Redevelop my website and form a support community. I've done about as much as I can with my limited knowledge of coding and Google. I would like to develop and launch a community site. Most mental health internet communities are toxic places. A healthy internet community could be a fantastic pillar of support for the mentally ill and their loved ones if done well.

3. Minimal advertising presence. I really have no interest in sponsors or advertising in my work. I've been approached about it several times over the years, but I feel that traditional advertising, sponsorship, or endorsements are not a good fit. The most relevant products for my niche are things like pharmaceuticals and rehab clinics. I'm not interested in selling for these companies. I do not want to be in a position where I need to compromise my work for outside interests. I would much rather focus on creating great content for you.

In closing...
I'm a minimalist. I don't need or want much. If I could, I would devote all of my time to helping others. Unfortunately, altruism doesn't allow me to cover expenses or grow my work in meaningful ways. I've done quite a bit without asking much of anyone. Today, I am asking.

Become my patron today for as little as a dollar a month. Your support will enable me to help more people in the same way that I helped you. Together we can make a greater difference.

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