I sincerely thank every author who as gifted me their books to review and share my opinions with others. I have learned something, even if it was just one thing, from each and every resource that I have. I do refer to some as guides. I refer to some during certain periods of my life to give me reassurance that I can move forward again. Many have given me strength. Many have given me the necessary tools and educational component that I need to understand my bipolar disorder so I could first cope with it then later to fight it. I hope my reviews have encouraged you, my followers, to purchase a few of these resources as I can guarantee they will help you in some aspect.
Mental illness was no stranger in Tom Roberts’ lineage. Tom, at an early age, was exposed to domestic abuse, substance abuse, and suicides.
Note: The author, Jeremy Bronaugh, has placed a trigger warning on his book, “When You Bleed to Death: A Novel”, as it contains graphic depictions of self-mutilation.
Molly McHugh, the author, has been through a lot in her life. From being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1, a chronic daily pain illness, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism, all while being a single mom.
Fred Von Gunten’s book, “Power of Positivity: For Bipolar & Anyone Else”, goes into great detail about the author’s 40 years with Bipolar Disorder 1 and how a continual positive approach changed his life.
"Replanting Lives Uprooted by Mental Illness: a practical guide for families" , by Nancy Pizzo Boucher
Nancy Pizzo Boucher’s first book, “Getting My Night Vision”, relates to her family’s love and support for her son, who has a serious mental illness, and how their teamwork and strategies helped Clem to become accountable for his own mental wellness and gain his own sense of independence.
“Replanting Lives Uprooted by Mental Illness: a practical guide for families”, Nancy shares those tips and strategies for those who love and care for someone with a mental illness and for those who work in the treatment and research of mental health.
Tragedy strikes a family’s whose son had a serious mental illness.
When someone is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, it doesn’t just impact the individual, but as a family.
“Getting My Night Vision”, by Nancy Pizzo Boucher, is about the author’s son, Clem, who was diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
“The Black Dawg: An Illustrated Poem About Depression and Hope”, by Louis McIntosh and Kathryn Hockey reflects the moods and symptoms of one who struggles with depression.
“Being Greene” is a documentary about a family's fight with mental illnesses. The camera follows the lives of four members, three of whom have different mental illnesses.
“To Fly Again: Portrait of a Bipolar Life”, by Rachelle Hasnas, LCSW is a very emotional, heart wrenching memoir about a mother’s loss of her son by "accidental overdose" due to his mental illness.
Laura Marchildon reviews resources from her personal library.