What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book addresses these questions and more.
Chronicles the author's diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her fear that medications would cause her to lose her creativity and livelihood. Inspired by the lives and work of other artist and writers in history who suffered from mood disorders, she sought to find mental stability without losing herself or her passion.
A reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness, both from the point of view of those experiencing illness and their friends and relatives. Also shows how society's perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate stigma.
Admitted to a home for the elderly because he suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Emilio's community life feels like an ordeal. But soon he accepts his new environment and decides to fight to escape from giving in to his awful destiny.
Created during the author's year long stay in a Toronto mental institution. A "romp through madness and the mental health care system, sure to delight those who have “been there” as well as those who work in the system who “get it.”"