Overview:Diary of a Bipolar Explorer - In 2002 Lucy Newlyn found herself incarcerated in a mental hospital in Leeds. She had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act as a danger to herself and others during a psychotic episode after several nights without sleep. The psychosis was triggered by nearly three years of grieving for a dead sister, followed by a vigil at her father's deathbed during which she hallucinated that his hospital ward was a trench in the First World War.The episode uncovered psychiatric problems, which led in due course to a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (manic depression). This condition, which involves extreme mood swings, is classified as a disability and requires medication; but it is also a source of creativity, giving access to some unusual dimensions of human experience.In her fifteen-year diary, Lucy Newlyn discloses recurring episodes of mania, depression, hallucination and paranoid delusion. Describing her struggles with family life and the workplace, she de-mystifies bipolarity and critiques an environment which still, even in the twenty-first century, is suspicious of mental illness. Above all, she celebrates the discovery that writing poetry enables a cathartic engagement with her own condition. Diary of a Bipolar Explorer is not a self-help manual but a candid confessional memoir which offers no easy solutions. It involves a mixture of observation and reflection, interspersing poetry with prose. Written accessibly, it will appeal to anyone interested in mental illness, creative process and the life of the mind.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725684-9781909930636. It was written by the following authors: Lucy Newlyn. Book Diary of a Bipolar Explorer, which can be read online, published by the company: Signal Books Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Medicine, True Stories, Technology, Lifestyle, Health, Science, Biography. The book was published on 2018-02-28 00:00:00. It has 232 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download Diary of a Bipolar Explorer has PDF format and is called diary-of-a-bipolar-explorer.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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