Good Day, Sad Day, Same Day: A Day with My Mommy, Who Has Bipolar Disorder is my first book.
Why I wrote the book:
I have personal experience with how a young child, my grandson, has reacted to having a parent who has bipolar disorder.
A mental illness is hard enough for an adult to understand but try to explain it to a child. I felt my grandson’s confusion of wondering why his mommy was in the hospital, or why is she acting differently. Why can’t she take care of me right now, or why can’t she live with Daddy and me?
With my book I hope to comfort a child by answering some of these questions. I try to gently explain that Mommy will always love you, your family cares about you, and that it is not your fault that Mommy got sick.
With this book I want to help reduce stigma, bring awareness, and make it okay for people to talk about bipolar disorder.