09/07/2011 08:32 am ET | Updated Nov 07, 2011

What Do I Say To Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, appropriate, helpful?

“What Do I Say” is a new original video series that will answer these questions on an ongoing basis. Tune in on Wednesdays, and look at our schedule below to see when we’re covering a topic affecting your life.


Tom Wootton the president of Bipolar Advantage, which helps people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives. He is the author of "The Bipolar Advantage," "The Depression Advantage" and "Bipolar In Order." He developed new concepts that he integrated into the first Bipolar In Order workshops in 2002. Since that time he has developed a series of workshops dealing with depression and bipolar. He has been considered a leading consumer advocate and speaker and has been giving talks to consumer groups, mental health leaders, and doctors. He is giving keynote speeches to conferences nationwide on mental health.