According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 8.6 million Americans have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. With National Bipolar Awareness Day this October 10, it's more important than ever that these people stand up and tell their stories to bust the stigma that continues to isolate and drive many to suicide.
In her new book, Carole Grover not only reveals her story of living with bipolar and raising 10 children, but she does it with a lightness and humor barely seen in mental health-related memoirs.
"My Adventures of a Bipolar Mother," published by FriesenPress, follows the many funny, true adventures of Carole Grover as she fights with her disease and raises 10 children. A disorder known for intense creativity in musicians and artists, it sometimes sparks wild imagination in different ways. For Grover, that's playing the most creative practical jokes in the most unexpected ways.
With the energy of manic and hypomanic phases of bipolar, who knows what can happen. But, Grover's experience with bipolar isn't all laughs. It's a serious disease, and despite her lot in life, she's made the most of it.
Get ready to ride the waves with a woman who frees herself through simple things – creating an extraordinary and inspiring splash that affects those around her, those suffering from bipolar, and their concerned families who need first-hand insights into how one can live healthily with such a destructive disability as bipolar.
"My Adventures as a Bipolar Mother: A True Story of a Bipolar Mother of 10 Children" is available for order from FriesenPress.com/bookstore, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and from most major book retailers. Readers can also purchase the eBook on Kindle.
About the Author
Carole Grover has had bipolar disorder since childhood and was diagnosed at age 50. Today, she is stable with medication and healthy living, a journey that has taken her nine years. She lives with her husband of 52 years in Denver, Colorado.