Jess Melancholia is a blogger for Huffington Post, bpHope Magazine, The Mighty, and The International Bipolar Foundation. She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and cat. Before being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 2 in May 2014, she suffered a 6 month bipolar depression triggered by extreme family medical stresses. Through medication and a strong support system, she works tirelessly to live a “normal” life and keep her hypomanic and depressive episodes under control. Her hobbies include playing horror video games and wine tasting. Her daytime profession is a molecular biologist at a biotechnology company.