Marcia Purse

Freelance Writer, Bipolar Disorder Advocate


Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness


Kendall College at National Louis University



Marcia Purse is a former writer for Verywell covering bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in early 1999 and knows firsthand the difficulties of living with the illness and the often difficult task of finding the right medical treatment. Being a student of the subject gives her a special personal interest in finding and sharing as much information about manic depression as possible.


Marcia has an Associate of Arts degree in English from Kendall College and—what she considers much more valuable than schooling—many years of surviving and succeeding in the real world with a mental illness.

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