What it’s like to be Bipolar

Andrew was an elementary school student who was puzzled by his frequent outbursts of anger over seemingly insignificant frustrations. Eventually, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, a diagnosis that finally made sense and fit all of his symptoms. In 8th grade, he wrote and illustrated this book to explain what it felt like to be him — a child with explosive outbursts, wild mood swings, periods of deep anger, elation or depression beyond what was typical or explainable by what was going on around him. It’s purpose is to let other kids know they are not alone, and to let parents gain some insight into life as a child with bipolar disorder.

© 2016 Andrew Publicover
Audience: Adolescents/Teens, Children, Parent, Professional