A Tale from the Depths of a Bipolar Mind: A Journey Beyond Imagination
By July of 1995 I said 'to hell with it.' I put Kayla in her car seat and went to find some speed... Now it stuns me how sick I must have been, taking my infant daughter to a drug dealer's house. But that's the way it is when you have untreated bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Growing up, Gray Chavannes struggled more than most, exhibiting signs of mental illness at the age of nine. Through his combination of autobiography and poetry, Chavannes takes readers into this chaotic world where each day is at the mercy of mental illness and where his increasing addiction to drugs and alcohol-his method of coping-threatens to destroy him. This harrowing account gives readers a glimpse into Chavannes' reality as he struggled to block out the voice inside his head that told him he was a failure, a nobody, a loser. Unbeknownst to him, he was suffering from bipolar disorder with psychotic features, fighting invisible foes that were not there, losing whole segments of time, riding the highest highs, and falling To The lowest lows. And just when he felt that he had some semblance of control and had attained the life he wanted, he was forced to watch his dream crumble beneath him, losing his job, his home, And The ones he loved. A Tale from the Depths of a Bipolar Mind: A Journey Beyond Imagination is riveting, showing how with faith, support, And The proper diagnosis, one man finally stood up to face the demons that had long been plaguing his life.
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