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Can we turn around the negative media portrayal of bipolar disorder?
At times I am discouraged because of the way television dramas and some bestselling memoirs portray bipolar disorder. They tend to show only its negative, extreme aspects. While researching memoirs regarding bipolar disorder, I came across two books that are destined to help destigmatize brain disorders, such as bipolar disorder, and help balance media coverage.
Sometimes desperation inspires action. A while back, the desperation of homelessness ended my eight-year cycle of hospitalizations for bipolar disorder that had begun in my teens.
Sasha Kildare is a storyteller with a passion for mental health advocacy and integrative treatment. Her blogs about creativity, fiction, and depression can be found at DriventoTellStories.com.
Doses of dark humor punctuate her semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel Dream Walking that portrays Georgia’s odyssey through surviving child abuse, addiction, the streets, psych wards, bipolar disorder… and herself.
She currently works as a copywriter and has been contributing humor pieces and feature articles to bp Magazine since 2009.