Beating Bipolar is an insider's view of a mental illness shared by nearly six million adult Americans. From his perch as therapist, life coach, and fellow sufferer, author Blake LeVine demonstrates that life can be rich and rewarding, despite the need to tend to the day-to-day challenges of a potentially debilitating illness. In offering tried-and-true strategies, based on medication, therapy, and support, he provides more than just commonsense advice for maintaining long-term sanity, however. Blake weaves his own inspiring bipolar story with uplifting examples of others who have overcome this condition with commitment and hard work. He shows that it can be done! Beating Bipolar is written for patients, family members, and other advocates who want to stop the ruius thoughts and behaviours linked to this disorder. it's crafted for anyone who longs for a path to wellness but may need help in identifying and taking the first critical steps. Finally, this book is a must-read for everyone who is eager to turn the darkness of a mental illness into the glow of a healthy, fulfilling life.
Blake LeVine is a social worker and life coach dedicated to bettering lives. An expert on helping people with bipolar disorder and improving emotional health, Blake is also the only social worker to personally meet the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and more than 5,000 other notable people. Blake has appeared on Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC, Fox, Oprah.com, and over 500 radio programs. He has worked with the homeless in New York City, foster-care children, and bipolar families, and has been in private practice for several years. Blake holds a master's degree in social work from Adelphi University.