Dear World: A Suicide Letterby Paul E. Jones
In the United States alone, bipolar disorder impacts over 2 million citizens. Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and other mentally-related illnesses affect 12 to 16 million Americans. Mental illness is the second leading cause of disability and premature mortality in the United States. The average length of time between the onset of bipolar symptoms… See more details below
In the United States alone, bipolar disorder impacts over 2 million citizens. Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and other mentally-related illnesses affect 12 to 16 million Americans. Mental illness is the second leading cause of disability and premature mortality in the United States. The average length of time between the onset of bipolar symptoms and a correct diagnosis is ten years. There is real danger involved in leaving bipolar disorder undiagnosed, untreated or undertreated- people with bipolar disorder who do not receive proper help have a suicide rate as high as 20 percent.
Stigma and fear of the unknown compound the already complex and difficult problems faced by those who suffer from bipolar disorder and stems from misinformation and simple lack of understanding of this disease.
In a courageous attempt to understand the illness, and in opening his soul in an attempt to educate others, Paul Jones wrote Dear World: A Suicide Letter Dear World is Paul's "final words to the world"- his own personal "suicide letter"- but it ended up being a tool of hope and healing for all who suffer from "invisible disabilities" such as bipolar disorder. It is a must read for those suffering from this illness, for those who love them and for those professionals who have dedicated their lives to try to help those who suffer from mental illness.
About the Author
Paul Edward Jones is a 38-year-old man and father of three who has dedicated his life to trying to make a difference, not only in his personal battle with bipolar disorder, but also to try to positively impact the lives of those around him through music and humor.
Paul is probably mostwell-known in his long-standing career as a Stand-Up Comedian, performing on stages across the United States and Canada for the past 15 years. He has brought laughter to millions of people throughout the United States. Using his sometimes "politically incorrect" humor, Paul, through his insight into the world, raises awareness of many life problems through laughter.
Paul is also a very talented Singer/Songwriter and has written many songs, which have touched the lives of all who have listened to them. He works side by side with several non-profit organizations and has donated his music, and his incredible talent- to not only raise awareness, but also to help these organizations raise the funds to stay in existence. Paul's music can best be described as, "Music with a Message"- a very powerful and thought-provoking message.
In Dear World: A Suicide Letter, Paul, for the first time, exposes the personal battle he wages with his "bipolar demon" and what he suffers with on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. It is a real eye-opener for those who don't understand this illness. This book is a true tool of courage and hope.
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