Voices of Bipolar Disorder: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength (Voices Of series)
|Rating||:||4.33 (612 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||275 Pages|
Finally, maybe someone will understand . I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone whose life is touched in anyway by bipolar disorder. Whether you, yourself have this disorder, or a family member, or if you are a caretaker, or if you are a professionalthis WILL give you valuable insight that you need to see in black and white.I have lived with bipolar disorder for nearly 15 years. I have a caring supportive family but some don't understand. Some don't listen, some do but don't believe, some try but are frightened, and some just disappear because it is too much. This book presents brief. A Powerful Collection Exley Cave A powerful collection of essays whose cumulative effect is not unlike the impact of The Noonday Demon, Andrew Solomon's account of depression. It's personal, frightening, funny, informative, illuminating and brilliant. There's a progression in the sequencing of chapters (four sections deal with characteristics, diagnosis, family, and care), but it's easily, and usefully, dipped into at random (although if, like me, you don't know much about the disease, the introductions by Deborah LaChance and Juliann Garey provide a solid primer).. GirlDotson said Wasn't what I expected. When I started reading, I was confused by all the talk about a play. I really though I had bought the wrong book. Later, though, after I finally made it to the "voices", it became easier to read. I liked that there was input on experiences from people with bipolar, family members/caregivers that shared what it was/is like for them, and then the survival of it all.It was okay, but not as good as I thought it would be. I had hoped there would be more to the peronal stories, more voices of bipolar.
Judith Cohen is a writer and a teacher whose work has appeared in Rosebud, Mochila Review, and Women's Review of Books. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
For those seeking bravery, consolation, strength, and understanding, this collection of stories is an invaluable and uplifting resource.. Heartbreaking and yet humorous, this inspirational collection includes personal stories from more than 40 diverse people who are living with bipolar disorder—a condition that affects some five million Americans. Paired with essays from renowned medical researchers on the science of the disease and a comprehensive resources section on where to get help, these first-hand accounts illustrate the strength of the human spirit and offer the advice and encouragement essential to recovery. Each story reveals strategies used to cope with the varying symptoms—from mania and depression to recklessness and listlessness—and offers insight into what it is like to have this mood instability disorder
About the AuthorJudith Cohen is a writer and a teacher whose work has appeared in Rosebud, Mochila Review, and Women's Review of Books. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.