Written in 2011, this non-fiction narrative explores Bipolar I disorder through the eyes of a caretaker and details the trials and triumphs of supporting a loved one through a manic episode and hospitalization. Each isolated incident shines a light on the often misunderstood and unacknowledged world of mental illness. White dishes a healthy dose of sarcastic scrutiny for society's mental health care failures, tempered by genuine gratitude for the power of community and love. Because when your bipolar partner thinks she's Jesus, it takes a village of people to convince her otherwise. Not The Village People, to be clear. Just any old village of people will do.
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