Welcome to the Jungle, Revised Edition: Facing Bipolar Without Freaking Out

Welcome to the Jungle, Revised Edition: Facing Bipolar Without Freaking Out

by Hilary Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573246958
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 228,032
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hilary T. Smith is a brilliant young writer and artist living largely off the grid (but very reachable by email and snail mail--and telephone, when necessary) in the Pacific Northwest.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2017 Edition|xi

Introduction to the 2010 Edition xv

1 What Just Happened?: Life Beyond the Diagnosis 1

2 Mania, Depression, Psychosis, Oh My!: A Whirl Wind Tour Through the Episodes of Bipolar Disorder 19

3 You've Got Drugs: Wrapping Your Head Around Meds 43

4 Shrinks: What They're for and How they Car Help 63

5 Changing Channels: Preventing Episodes with Insight 83

6 Ninja Skills for the Mentally Chill: Tools for Staying Sane 101

7 Bugs in the Jungle: Suicide, Psych Wards, and Other Downers 115

8 The Forest for the Trees: Getting Back on Your Feet after Mania or Depression 133

9 Voices Not In Your Head: Dealing with Friends and Family 151

10 Hippie Shit that Actually Works: Herbs, Wilderness Time, and Other Ways to Help Yourself 175

Conclusion: Gifts from the Jungle 191

Resources 195

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