San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
The straightforward honest writing style, humor and courage to tell the story like it is will give any reader hope for helping a mentally afflicted loved one or personally learning to live with a mental disorder.
The book Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder, begins with Maggie Reese leaving home and traveling to Idaho for school as a cross country running star. The story follows her through a sudden injury and the recovery from that injury. Through the recovery it is discovered that there has been a long standing hidden mental disorder and the race with the Bipolar disorder begins. Follow the story through the darkness, mania episodes, family struggle to find hope and an answer for the Bipolar mental illness.
The story continues and captures readers as Maggie and her family together deal with Maggie’s lock down at a psychiatric ward battling the mania of the disorder. Hope is introduced when the right help and the right medication are found and Maggie and the family recover and learn to live with her Bipolar Disorder. There is even a marriage and the birth of a new family in the happy ending of the book.
The burden placed on families dealing with mental illness is the purpose of the book “Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder”. There are many studies about the family burden and the experiences and struggle of families of people with long-term mental illness have rarely been mentioned in the current literature. Maggie’s mission is to help these families discover skills and hope for living with mental illness in the family. Everyone who is a member of a family in which someone has a mental illness should read this book.
Living with a person who has bipolar disorder involves learning how to deal with the disruptions that symptoms can create, supporting the person through their recovery, and finding ways to cope with the effects on the family. Bipolar disorder can place a heavy strain on families. Depending on the nature of an individuals illness and how well the illness is managed, the family can be affected in a variety of ways. When mood swings are mild, the family may experience some forms of distress but, over time and with education about mental illness, they can learn live with the demands of the illness.
All families dealing with mental disorders all have one thing in common and that is the burden of stigma that accompanies any mental illness. They must find a way to live with the myths, stereotypes and misunderstandings society places on people who have mental disorders and their family members. This story of hope is held together through tragedy and struggle and mended with courage and strength, hope and love.
If you are Bipolar, you will find a kindred spirit in this book and not feel so alone, or you might just want to know more about Bipolar illness so that you can better understand a friend, or you might be a Bipolar Mom like me and feel like a kindred spirit and know you are not alone!
Maggie Reese, the author of the book Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder, wrote this book with the vision of helping to give hope to others living with the Bipolar Disorder like herself and give their families and friends hope that a person with this mental illness can lead a normal productive life.
The International Bipolar Foundation nominated and approved Maggie Reese to be on their Executive Board and she is the recipient of the 2011 Young Advocate of the Year Award presented by N.A.M.I. of San Diego.
Maggie continues to plant the seeds of hope for those living with and affected by the Bipolar mental disorder through her website at http://www.runawaymind.net,
Follow her journey at her blog Maggies Runaway Mind world at chicwildmamma.blogspot.com, post questions and follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/RunawayMind.
Maggie can be seen on her YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/runawaymindbook and heard monthly on new show Runaway Mind on Blog Talk Radio interviewing her guests in a fun and deeply honest style.