“Northern Lights” (or “The Golden Compass“) by Phillip Pullman. What parents of bipolar children can do to help their bipolar child and themselves. Arguments about not taking medications and other risky behaviors. "This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. ", His Bright Light : The Story of Nick Traina Days without sleep—or, conversely, days without getting out of bed. Raising a bipolar child is a frightening and frustrating experience, causing many parents to feel helpless and overwhelmed. Craving the most, I first heard of Bookroo last year when I did a write-up, Looking for fun facts about children’s authors and kid lit? Robert has been variously diagnosed as schizophrenic, bipolar, and bipolar with schizo-affective, but the diagnosis doesn't really make much difference in this story; it's a moving, personal account of mental illness. Back home in Los Angeles after leaving boarding school in New England, Suzette is alarmed to see how her brother’s bipolar disorder is spiraling out of control. ... 20-page book on going to a new camp or school. personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder introduces allies to the symptoms and treatment options for bipolar and also offers coping tools and strategies to best take care of someone with the diagnosis without getting burnout in the process. Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder — Fristad & Goldberg-Arnold New Hope for Children & Teens with Bipolar Disorder-Birmaher The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child — Lederman & Fink If Your Child is Bipolar – The Parent-to-Parent Guide to Living with and It fills a major gap: explaining to a young child the impact on a parent of a major mental illness such as bipolar disorder. Recently, my diagnosis changed to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, which basically means I still have all the symptoms of bipolar I, but I also experience schizophrenia symptoms, though not at the same time. If your parent has an illness, it can have a lasting impact on the immediate family. This book made me feel seen in a way that few books have. ", From the day he was born, Nick Traina was You must read this book. Joe’s condition challenges him as well as his mother, who may share his diagnosis and has recently been jailed for murder. Of this work I wrote, “This is an absolutely fantastic book for those who have a child with early onset bipolar disorder, who suspect it in their child, or who work with bipolar children. Because this quirky tale of two mental misfits falling for each other is a hopeful, funny, and feel-good read that also manages to stay true to the seriousness of main character Pat’s bipolar illness. And, nonstop worry about your grown child. Though Juliet, the heroine of Juliet Escoria’s autobiographical novel, is a teenager, this book is definitely not YA. Pavuluri, M. (2008). return (new Object()); document.write(''); “Finch.” Violet is dealing with depression and is first charmed, then smitten with Finch, though she feels helpless to save him from his bipolar demons. The hero of this story is Greyson Todd, a successful studio executive in the entertainment industry, who abandons his wife and young daughter to travel the world and follow his bipolar whims. book. Five Stars at Amazon.com [A best seller at Amazon.com] (The author explains that today, more children are being diagnosed with bipolar disorder where in the past they were diagnosed with severe ADHD, depressed or Oppositional Defiant. You’ve come, One of my big goals this year was to become better at, Are you struggling to stay awake today? Sharing tender, painful memories and Forney’s writing is authentic and accessible for all. This emotional, heartfelt story follows two teens who “collide” just when they need someone else who understands the struggle. The book gives an open, honest account of what it is like to care for a family member with bipolar disorder. Moezzi brings a unique viewpoint as an Iranian-American Muslim woman whose culture did not initially embrace her struggle with mental illness. //--> Freda B. Friedman, a therapist and author of “ Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem,” noted that many children of parents with an untreated mental health condition such as bipolar disorder have to be “hypervigilant about ‘reading’ others’ moods, needs and emotions — actual or anticipated” and that this habit … One of the most important bipolar memoirs, Haldol and Hyacinths tells the riveting tale of Melody Moezzi’s battle with bipolar disorder. 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