The Bipolar Bear Family

When a Parent Has Bipolar Disorder

by Angela Ann Holloway



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/14/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781425929527

About the Book

The Bipolar Bear Family is a story about a young cub who struggles to understand his mother’s behavior and her subsequent diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. 

The story of The Bipolar Bear Family helps children of bipolar parents address such questions as:

            Is this my fault?

            Is it contagious?

            Can I fix it?

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder affects more than 2 million American adults.  Further, we know that the dynamics of Mental Illness closely mirror the dynamics of alcoholism and addiction in its impact on the family system.  By compassionately educating parents and children, the author hopes to make a life-long difference for these courageous families.

About the Author

Angela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Southern California ans Assistant Professor of Psychology at California Baptist University. Her area of expertise is the treatment of Chronic Mental Illness in the Family System. Angela, like 2 million other American Families has had first hand experience living in the midst of the reality and challenge of mania and depression. A freelance writer of non-fiction articles, she is also a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer.