Jess Melancholia is a blogger for Huffington Post, bpHope Magazine, The Mighty, and The International Bipolar Foundation. She hosts a podcast called the Bipolar Compass Cast, available where podcasts are streaming. She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and cats. Before being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 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 manic 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.