Join author Jane Thompson as she learns about the value of support for those who suffer from bipolar disorder in her new novel, Flying Buttresses: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon and Kindle).
Georgetown, Texas, USA (July 26, 2013) -- Join author Jane Thompson as she learns about the value of support for those who suffer from bipolar disorder in her new novel, Flying Buttresses: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon and Kindle).
My new book, Flying Buttresses, (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Buttresses-Novel-Bipolar-Disorder/dp/1490334254) is not about the support offered Gothic Cathedrals, but about a support group formed by six people with bipolar disorder, people in varying degrees of wellness and abilities to function. This book is the story of how they helped-and didn't help each other, how they encouraged each other and how they worked to promote stability for each member. Each of them has a story, and each story is fascinating.
Meet Missy, who tries to damp her mania with vodka with no success. And Carleton, who stays on his lithium but finds that mania invariably creeps up on him anyway. Jackie, an attractive blond, has lost custody of her child because of her illness, and has to fight to get him back. Suzy is obsessed with a rock star and can't get him out of her mind. Abby has fallen in love with a married man and can't get up. Marie has lost her job and is trying to find her balance. See how these people, all with the same disorder, come together to try to mitigate the damages of the illness and to reach stability through therapy and medication.
They support each other through the search for the proper medications, though it is difficult for each individual to find the right ones for them. Their senses of humor and outlooks on life help each of them to life with the difficulties of living with the pain of mental illness.
The book is meant to be diverting and to tell a story, but also to educate people as to how the disorder works and the means of combatting it. It is meant for those suffering from the disorder and friends and family of those who have the illness.