More from the New York Publishing World

On Edge A Journey through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen Here comes a book that will surely hold the test of time as far as mental health classics go. Petersen tells her story with severe anxiety beautifully weaving research studies into the narrative. This is the first personal narrative on anxiety I’ve read in a longContinue reading “More from the New York Publishing World”

Next to Normal: A play about illness and its consequences

I saw a production of Next to Normal this weekend at Theaterworks Hartford. This play examines the life of a woman with post-partem bipolar disorder and how her illness affects every person in her suburban family. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal wasContinue reading “Next to Normal: A play about illness and its consequences”

Part 1: Bipolar and Dating

It’s a big conundrum. When can you start dating after being diagnosed? For me, I seriously started dating the man I would marry 15 years after getting diagnosed. Sure, I had had haphazard relationships all along throughout my twenties. But I knew myself and I knew my illness by the time I became serious aboutContinue reading “Part 1: Bipolar and Dating”