My Mother the Bipolar Bear

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1285 days ago

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A seven year old "cub" takes us through the daily heartache and frustrations he encounters living with a mother with bipolar disorder. When the cub summons the courage to communicate his feelings, some surprising creative solutions arise out of a loving mom-some good practical strategies others can benefit from.


"The doctors were telling me I, too, had a mental illness. I refused to believe it. I was too strong to succumb to such an illness."


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