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Bipolar Disorder: Rebuilding Your Life
Learn Life-Enhancing Lessons from a fellow struggler who's "been there" and is helping hundreds to reclaim and redirect their lives. This is the true story of one man's battle to recover from depression, mania, the stigma of mental illness, and the trauma of childhood emotional and sexual abuse.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Cypress House
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It might not be a book for everyone, and the writing certainly isn't polished. Written from the perspective of someone who has walked miles (and miles) in the shoes of dealing with depression and mental illness (specifically bipolar disorder), "Rebuilding Your Life" is a great introspective look at a first hand experience with depression. Citing a general lack of public information and his difficulty in dealing with a diagnosis and pairing it with appropriate professional help, he tells the hidd...more
Sep 22, 2012 Cynthia rated it 2 of 5 stars
One man's personal story of childhood abuse and lifelong mental illness, with his recommendations for illness management. His perspective is that of an evangelical Christian pastor--so some of his advice made my hackles rise. And much of his advice was not news to me. Glad I read it, but Kay Redfield Jamison's work--and her tone and perspective--feel much more resonant for me.