Sara Schley is the founder of a consulting business and has worked with hundreds of renowned companies worldwide. She’s a proud mother, grandmother, community leader and has been married for twenty-six years.
She also has a bipolar II brain. Fearing the stigma, she kept this secret for decades. Until now.
In her acclaimed memoir BrainStorm: From Broken to Blessed on the Bipolar Spectrum, Sara tells her life-changing story to help end the bipolar stigma, optimize brain health, and save lives.
At twenty-one, as a senior in college, Sara was a scholar-athlete who seemed to have it all. Then, like the flip of a switch, she had her first brain breakdown: A tailspin into a living hell. It was terrifying.
It took her twenty-five years and five psychiatrists to get the diagnosis that saved her life: Sara is on the bipolar spectrum with a bipolar II brain. If you’ve never heard of the bipolar spectrum, you’re not alone: Most healthcare professionals still don’t know it exists. Misdiagnosis results and the wrong medications make broken brains worse. However, bipolar exists on a broad spectrum. Understanding this changes everything: With the correct diagnosis, medication, support, and self-care, people who have experienced severe, persistent depression-which is actually a form of bipolar-can live rich, full lives.
Sara’s life is proof.
The self-care disciplines Sara has honed over forty years of living with her bipolar II brain can help anyone who experiences anxiety, stress, or depression heal. Read this book to transform your life or that of someone you love.
Narrated by the author.