Item description for Mommy I'm Still in Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder by Kate L. Mclaughlin...
With insight and intimacy, Kate L. McLaughlin candidly shares the realitites of parenting children with Bipolar Disorder. No ther book so eloquently and honestly conveys the physical realitites and battered emotions of a family caught in the swirling storm of a child's halucinations and psychosis. Nothing else accurately depicts the frenzy of mania, or suicide attempts and their bittersweet aftermaths. No other writer so aptly illustrates the personal changes in parents of disabled children, nor connects them to the emotional and spiritual growth borne of their occurence.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Behler Publications
ISBN 1933016493 ISBN13 9781933016498
Availability 0 units.
More About Kate L. Mclaughlin
Kate L. McLaughlin utilized her public speaking talents and teaching experience to train and motivate fellow public school teachers and instructional aides as a Special Programs Coordinator for the Upland School District in California. She frequently spoke to women's and youth groups on the topics of communication, education, and family issues. McLaughlin is a member of the Depression and Bipolar Alliance, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and participates in NAMI's Family-to-Family program.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mommy I'm Still in Here: Raising Children with Bipolar Disorder?
A compelling book. Sep 19, 2008
I came upon this book after a friend told me she loved it. I didn't think it would be relevant to my life as I have no bipolar children. Was I wrong. I started reading it on Friday morning and finished it Saturday afternoon. I was captured by this family's struggles and could even see bits of my own family challenges as we raise our teens. The writing was so down to earth and brutally honest. She really didn't try to paint any of them as saints, just people trying to cope with the curves that sometimes get thrown at us even after we've done everything right. I could see how any parent who is facing challenges of any kind with their kids would be able to relate to this family. Kate's strength and perseverance through such adversity was admirable.
Must Read book Jun 14, 2008
I am a parent of a son who is almost 12, diagnosed a few years back with bipolar and ADHD. I am continually looking for books to help me along this journey. This is a must read book for any parent of a bipolar child. It is written by a mother - and it is very candid. It makes you realize as a parent that you are not alone in this struggle. It has given me renewed hope as we have to face the future. I highly recommend this book. After I finished reading it, my husband is now reading it and I have been telling everyone about it.
Interview with Kate McLaughlin Jun 8, 2008
I had the pleasure of discovering Kate McLaughlin's, Mommy I'm Still In Here, a memoir of a mother's efforts to hold her family together during the crisis of having two of her three children diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Then I had the good fortune to interview her.
The book was moving and frightening, but ultimately hopeful and eminently practical. There is no adult demographic that I can think of that wouldn't benefit from this easy and fascinating read. If you never need the information on bipolar disorder for the management of your own circumstances, you can only come away enlightened, more compassionate, weighed with important questions and, most importantly, buoyed with hope.
Ms. McLaughlin's eldest daughter, Chloe, suffers from the most difficult to treat cascade of symptoms, and her brother, Michael, wrestles with substance abuse issues in his low times, and yet, with their strength of family and perseverance, they've achieved satisfaction and competence in their lives. Ms. McLaughlin is a shining example of someone able to map the big picture and offers a way to develop perspective. She soars high.
All I can do is recommend Mommy I'm Still In Here.
To hear the audio of the interview, go to PsychJourney dot com.
An Excellent Read May 25, 2008
Mommy I'm Still in Here is an incredibly thought provoking and educational account of one families authentic journey of living with Bipolar Disorder. Kate McLaughlin shares straight from the heart of here experiences of raising children with a challenging mental illness and truly illuminates the beauty that the challenges provoked. Kate's story offers true inspiration about continuing perseverance in the toughest of times and how hanging in there for the ride despite the readiness to give up is worth it.
A Passionate Story of a Family's Dealings with Bipolar Disorder Apr 1, 2008
In "Mommy I'm Still in Here," Kate McCloughlin tells the unforgettable story of her family's experiences with bipolar disorder. As two of her children suffer from this condition, Kate shares a lifetime of observances and experiences, including the effect of the disease on her entire family and between siblings. The book is a wealth of knowledge for those suffering from or dealing with the effects bipolar disorder. But more than that, Kate's great strength and love for her children leave one feeling optimistic and hopeful. Kate is an inspiration to all--a symbol of hope and strength, a role model of motherly love and perseverance, and a concerned parent wishing to help others by sharing her experiences.