Tales from Bipolar Country
I am thrilled to announce that my next project will be an anthology tentatively titled, Tales from Bipolar Country, a collection of true stories by people affected by bipolar (patients, family caregivers, family members & friends) and health professionals. The goals are to bring bipolar out of the shadows, to reveal what living with the disorder truly involves, and to share hope for recovery.
Now that I have shared my own story in Mad Like Me, readers who have come face-to-face with the ugly bipolar beast themselves and who feel inspired after reading Mad Like Me have shared their stories with me. There are so many voices to be heard on this difficult topic, and my goal in creating this anthology will be to hold up a microphone to those voices; to magnify them in the hope that it will allow us to build a more empathetic and less stigmatizing world for us all.
The anthology includes short essays from:
people with bipolar disorder
partners and spouses
other family members: children, parents, siblings, etc.
friends and colleagues
health professionals, counsellors, therapists, etc., and
anyone else who has been touched by bipolar disorder in any way
Please stay tuned for publication details!