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My Mother"s BiPolar, So What Am I?

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Published by BookSurge Publishing .
Written in English


  • Family & Relationships,
  • Psychology,
  • Family/Marriage,
  • Mental Illness,
  • Angela C. Grett, CBP,
  • Family & Relationships / General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8484019M
ISBN 101419620061
ISBN 109781419620065

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My Mother's Bipolar, So What Am I? reveals the emotional, physical and mental toll this complicated disease takes on the children. Author Angela Grett sheds light on their common experiences, as well as coping mechanisms, to help adult children begin to heal through understanding and perhaps find a reason to be hopeful/5(10).   In addition to guides that provide a general understanding of bipolar disorder, there are books such as Angela C. Grett’s My Mother’s Bipolar, So What Am I? that speak directly to your situation. Some target children and teens; for example, the novel How to be a Real Person (In Just One Day), by Sally Warner, offers an adolescent’s.   My Mother's BiPolar, So What Am I? Angela C. Grett CBP. out of 5 stars Paperback. $ Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents Lindsay C. Gibson. out of 5 /5(21).   Yes, there is a good one called: My mother is bipolar, so what am I? or something like that. I dislike the title, b/c it denotes that people ‘are’ their illness. I don’t consider people with mental illness to ‘be’ their illness. It’s just downright rude. But it may help you cope with a traumatic upbringing due to the illness.

  When my mother was in her depressed mode my job was to take care of her. Surviving my childhood was a full-time job.” Bipolar disorder (BD), a mental illness with a spectrum ranging from manic highs to devastating lows affects million Americans, . The feedback I got was so positive that I thought: If I can do this, I can write a book. I spent four years working on my memoir, "Breaking Into My Life: Growing Up With a Bipolar Parent and My Battle to Reclaim Myself", which was published in February   I thought of the role my parents played in my life. I thought of the characters they were in my book–and it struck me. I am a mere character in my son’s book of life. There’s so much more than just me going on in his book. And even if I’m the antagonist in his life, I’m catalyst in his growth. My life, my decisions shape his book.   Judith, a divorced mother of a year-old daughter with bipolar I disorder, consulted with me to discuss concerns about what to do in relation to her daughter’s failure to manage her life.

  I was ten when my mother had her first psychotic break. It was May. I was looking forward to lazy summer days at the pool, an art camp, a stack of Babysitters Club books, and daydreaming about my.   Mother: "I have the perfect diet and exercise books for Sandy. When she comes I will show her my book collection and then personally take her through the routine that my .   This year-old mother of two is bipolar. Keener, who lives outside of Cleveland, became pregnant unexpectedly after a couple of good, stable years with .   I am the beautiful, empathetic, driven, and compassionate person that I am today because of my experience with a parent who has a mental illness. I am a child of a Borderline mother.