COVID-19 in Bipolar Country
Survival tips for mental stability during the coronavirus pandemic
"This is an excellent initiative, timed perfectly to help us all deal better with pandemics, present and future. Loaded with reliably sourced, affordable tricks of the trade for all, even for the mental health of mental healthcare workers."
– Alain Brunet
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, I became acutely aware that the always-precarious mental stability I had worked so hard to achieve over the past several years could all be blown away in this global crisis.
At the same time as implementing all my usual personal survival strategies to take care of my own mental health, I was researching the pandemic for my work as a consultant, staying up-to-date with all the latest scientific literature about the coronavirus. I realized that all my knowledge about tips to stay sane and about the impact of the virus on mental health could be very helpful to others at this time, and so, the idea for COVID-19 in Bipolar Country was born. (I have included user-friendly summaries of relevant research articles in the appendices.)
"Very informative and insightful. Gives pause for thought. A simple yet powerful message on how we can be safely cocooned and isolated, but what about those that you rightfully point out are in shelters, psychiatric wards, and jail?"
– Warren H.
This ebook is an essential resource for people with bipolar and other mental illnesses who are working towards or maintaining recovery, for families who need insight about how to support a loved one with a mental illness—and take care of themselves as caregivers—during this extraordinary time in global history, and for therapists, counsellors, nurses, psychiatrists, and all who work in the mental health sector.
"Eye-opening, valuable, and very well researched and referenced. This book gives many helpful tips and strategies for people who have bipolar (or another mental illness) and are trying to manage their illness during a pandemic – with physical/social distancing and lockdown in place. It's also very informative for healthcare workers and those who are caring for a family member with bipolar."
– Pierre-Julien Mazenot