Bipolar by Koehler: And Other Writings

Bipolar by Koehler: And Other Writings

by John Koehler
     
 

A true story of a man who met, conquered and lives with a mental illness, told from the inside out with humor and love.

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A true story of a man who met, conquered and lives with a mental illness, told from the inside out with humor and love.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Bipolar by Koehler is a remarkable book and an important contribution on helping patients, family, friends and those who treat mental illness.”
Carolyn H. Wood
President, NAMI- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-
Virginia Beach, VA

Virginian Pilot
“Koehler decided to write “Bipolar” to help other people going through a similar experience or who have a family member with the illness...it is an open door into Koehler’s life...he addresses his audience directly and, at times, with a witty and humorous tone despite the seriousness of the subject.”
Doug Weiss
“Thank you for reminding me of a truth: we are all disabled. Those suffering inside get to play at being like everyone else while hiding a world of pain and unhappiness the depths of which friends and family may never know. Koehler brings it into the light and offers hope.” Doug Weiss
Tommie Cubine
“Koehler’s emphasis on the value of medical treatment and faith provides an added note of optimism for those who promote a convergence of faith and science in the successful treatment of mental illness.” Thomasine Cubine, MSW, LCSW, Consultant in Mental Health Consumer and Family Affairs and Co-Author of the MESA Family Curriculum
Susan Confidential
“I keep my depression totally secret from everybody...I have been depressed, withdrawn and hurting and John’s book gave me an invitation to hope.” Susan
Marjorie Campbell
“Bipolar by Koehler is a story of triumph over adversity that has meaning to anyone who has suffered a life crisis, fought substance abuse, or endured mental illness.” Marjorie Campbell, PhD, LCP

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938467011
Publisher:
Koehler Books
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Bipolar by Koehler


By John Koehler

Koehler Books

Copyright © 2013 John Koehler
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781938467011

Journal entry- November 30, 1988, 7:05 pm

I’m here at GW Hospital folks. Probably be here for a week or more. Bill (brother in law) is a Psychologist on Team A! I hope to get things worked out so I can get on with my life. The room is private. No phone. No TV etc. All my clothes are locked up. I’m in North Hall, where suicidals go.


BP Boy
My name is John Koehler and I am a man. I am a Christian man. I am a Bipolar (BP) Christian man. I am a Bipolar Christian seasonal affective man. I am a Bipolar Christian seasonal affective white-bread, artistic (not autistic) middle-class 45-year-old man.
If you met me in person, you would probably like me, as I am a likeable guy. True enough, I have many moments of weirdness, and meanness, and certainly I have a strong showing in the Stupid Human Tricks category. But my disposition is, generally speaking, light and fun. I love to laugh and look for the silly side of life when at all possible. I think that grownups are way too serious and full of gloom. Ha! Look at me, talking about gloom and how grownups need to lighten up, when here I am writing about manic depression.




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What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Bipolar by Koehler is a remarkable book and an important contribution on helping patients, family, friends and those who treat mental illness.”
Carolyn H. Wood President, NAMI- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-
Virginia Beach, VA

“Koehler decided to write “Bipolar” to help other people going through a similar experience or who have a family member with the illness...it is an open door into Koehler’s life...he addresses his audience directly and, at times, with a witty and humorous tone despite the seriousness of the subject.”
The Virginian-Pilot

“Koehler’s emphasis on the value of medical treatment and faith provides an added note of optimism for those who promote a convergence of faith and science in the successful treatment of mental illness.”
Thomasine Cubine, MSW, LCSW,
Consultant in Mental Health Consumer and Family Affairs and Co-Author of the MESA Family Curriculum

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