Love by the Numbers: What to do (and not to do) when your bipolar partner thinks she’s Jesus
Updated edition! This non-fiction narrative explores Bipolar I disorder through the eyes of a caretaker. LindsayWhite details the trials and triumphs of supporting her partner 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.
The author did an incredible job infusing a horrifically difficult, painful scenario with humor. I learned actually helpful information about bipolar disorder and caring for people I love that are impacted by struggles with maintaining mental health. A quick, heartbreaking, funny, informative read!
What an intimate look at loving someone with bipolar disorder. Helpful information for partners and family members alike.