Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bipolar but Were Too Freaked Out to Ask

Book - 2010
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Red Wheel/Weiser
Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions among teens and twenty-somethings--yet there are very few books out there written specifically for young people experiencing mental illness for the first time.

Welcome to the Jungle (Conari Press, May 2010) fills that gap with its upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed with bipolar. Both humorous and immensely honest, it offers a true "in the trenches" perspective young readers will trust.

With chapters ranging from What Just Happened?: Life Beyond Diagnosis to Here Be Downers: Drugs, Booze, and Suicide to Hippy Shit That Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Keep Your Shit Together to Hell is Finding Good Insurance: How to Get Your Ass Covered in Troubled Times, Smith brings bipolar self help to the street level.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Red Wheel/Weiser, c2010
ISBN: 9781573244725
Branch Call Number: 616.8527 Sm58w
Characteristics: 203 p. ; 22 cm


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Jul 12, 2012

For me, a diagnosed BP1 for 3 years, this book was like reading about myself (well, my much younger self who didn't have meds). Great for those who are first-time diagnosed. I wish I'd gotten this at the beginning of my journey. Definitely an easy and fun read and would be good for the BP's support system to understand how the BP person attempts to function in a semi-normal capacity. =)

elviralupsa Jan 12, 2012

Funny and cathartic book about mental problems, even if you are not bipolar it remains a great and resourceful read.


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