Bipolar Girl: My Psychotic Self - 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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Bipolar Girl: My Psychotic Self - 2nd Edition (Paperback)


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Maricela Estrada was raised in East Los Angeles by her widowed traditional Mexican mother. The author felt depressed most of her life and missed having a father. Her first suicide attempt happened at age 14 and she survived multiple suicide attempts.

After high school, Maricela had a psychotic episode and was admitted into a psychiatric hospital, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychotic features. She felt stigmatized and was in denial about her mental illness. Accepting it was the hardest thing she has ever done. But once she accepted it, her life changed in a beautiful way, allowing her to accomplish all her goals and embrace a beautiful life.

Maricela's mental health recovery came through medication, therapy, attending support groups, prayer, emotional support from family and friends, and her emotional support dog, Gypsy Blue.

Bipolar Girl is an inspiring story of one woman's journey through mental health recovery. This memoir demonstrates the true meaning of hope, resiliency, and faith, and it will touch many people's lives.

Maricela Estrada earned her AA in liberal studies from Rio Hondo College and her BA in communications from California State University Fullerton. She works as a medical case worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Living with mental illness propelled her to devote her life to helping others like herself. She is a public speaker dedicated to raising public awareness and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781946539267
ISBN-10: 1946539260
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL
Publication Date: August 24th, 2017
Pages: 190
Language: English