Can I tell you about Bipolar Disorder?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals
Bipolar disorder affects 2% of people, but what exactly is it? This friendly guide shows readers aged 7+ who know someone with bipolar what the mental illness means, and how it makes people feel and behave. It is a reassuring, easy-to-read resource that dispels fear and promotes ... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Manic-depressive illness in children
||Coping with Problems & Illness
||General/trade;Children/juvenile;Professional and scholarly
Description of this Book
If a grownup you love has bipolar disorder, what does that mean? In this friendly guide, 11-year-old Josh tells all about his dad's bipolar, including what mental illness is, and how it can affect patients and their families.The guide explains in child-friendly terms how different types of bipolar affect people's feelings and behaviour. It is a comforting book that prepares readers aged 7+ for the hard parts of knowing someone with bipolar, while communicating that bipolar is nothing to be afraid or ashamed of. Providing an excellent starting point for discussion both at home and in the classroom, it also includes a helpful list of recommended sources for additional support.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Bipolar disorder can be a confusing, even scary thing to a child. This charming book does a great job explaining it to young readers, and leaves plenty of room open for discussion. -- Lloyd Jones, author of The Princess and the Fog
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton is a freelance trainer, consultant, nurture worker, and the self-published author of Mummy's Got Bipolar. Sonia's mother has bipolar, and she has over 25 years' experience professionally supporting children whose parents have bipolar.