A writer uses a semicolon when they could have finished a sentence with a full stop; but decided to keep going.
In Suicide Awareness and Mental Health the “;” symbol represents
“I’m not done” or “My Story Isn’t Over”. This symbol saved my life. This symbol changed my life and this symbol became my life.
A look at some serious mental and physical conditions from a quirky personal perspective. This is like a Mental Health Handbook for non-clinicians. It contains chapters dealing with the following topics and more:
This book can be read as a stand-alone book or as a continuation after:
‘The Bi-Polar Express’ and ‘Panic Stations along The Bi-Polar Express’.
… continues the roller-coaster ride of mania, depression, panic and anxiety with mother and daughter.
From a break-down to a break-up.
From the city to the mountains.
From mental illness to physical ailments.
From friend to friend.
From hospital to hospital.
From dreaming of death to loving life and back again.
From moments of sheer panic to moments of pure joy.
From snow to fire.
From hope to despair.
From book 1 to book 2.
From dreading change to embracing it.
From there to here to now.
Finally, we have the correct diagnosis for our ‘different’ daughter, but this is not enough to stop the Bi-Polar roller-coaster. I am still along for the ride as we navigate through drugs, medications, boyfriends, girlfriends, holidays, mania, depression, panic, anxiety, doctors, hospitals, stress, emotional landmines and physical complications. Belatedly I discover a few home truths about myself.
Ride the life and death roller-coaster of mania and depression with mother and daughter.
All my life I knew I was different, I didn’t fit in. I always felt I could do everything – but things never worked out for me, I’d either get depressed for no reason or be hyper-active.
As you read my book, you will follow the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the high highs, the low lows, back and forth, faster and faster, my Bi-Polar roller-coaster life. But always keep one thing in mind: you can put the book down and get off my roller-coaster ride ….. I can’t.
This is a funny, sad story of a mother’s search from childhood, through the teenage years and beyond, for the correct diagnosis for her ‘different’ daughter, whilst desperately trying to battle with her daughter’s alienation, dramas and crises.
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This book is for all people who know someone, a friend, relative or acquaintance with a mental disorder – and that’s just about everyone.
Read this book – you’d be crazy not to.