Stigma - Through the Eyes of a Bipolar Artist (Paperback)

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Stigma - Through the Eyes of a Bipolar Artist (Paperback)

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In this book, the author/artist, with a doctorate in Disability Studies and a Masters in Clinical Social Work, offers practical knowledge and unique perspectives on the use of art as a tool for overcoming the emotional scars of psychological disorders. Through personal vignettes, the author sheds light on a concept derived from his doctoral dissertation, the Bipolar Impaired Self, a critical aspect of the self, which becomes impaired by stigma and the challenges of living with mental illness. The author's stories highlight the importance of acknowledging and nurturing the dignity and self-respect of individuals with mental illness. The book encourages readers to set aside assumptions and stereotypes about mental disorders and to open themselves up to the experiences and challenges faced by those living with mental illness. Ultimately, the author aims to inform and transform readers' understanding of mental illness and its impact on individuals, fostering a more informed and compassionate society, while providing practical ways for those with bipolar disorder and all mental illness to integrate their Impaired Self with a healthy sense of self, to live a more full and emotionally-healthy life.

Product Details ISBN: 9798868980954
Publisher: David a Feingold
Publication Date: November 30th, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English