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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Bipolar is one of the most commonly diagnosed emotional/psychiatric condition and diagnosis tends to come when one is in one's late teens or early 20s. And yet almost nothing has been written about it from eye level and a young person's perspective. Welcome to the Jungle fills that gap with its upfront, empowering approach to the challenges of being diagnosed 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.

"Hilary Smith has come through big time with a book about bipolar disorder targeted to teens or 20-somethings experiencing mental illness for the first time." -- Washington Post
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Red Wheel/Weiser, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781573244725
1573244724
Characteristics: 203 pages ; 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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