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Bipolar Disorder: Rebuilding Your Life by James T. Stout

Dedication v Permissions vi Author's Notes VII Introduction XIII Part 1 Childhood: Ongoing Family Strife and Sexual Abuse 1 1. Surviving in a Dysfunctional Family 3 2. Coping with Sexual Abuse 18 3. An Emotional Orphan on the Battlefield of Key Relationships 27 4. The Beginnings of an Eating Disorder 38 5. How a Dysfunctional Family Communicates 40 6. Good and Bad Spiritual Influences 43 7. Dire Predictions 45 Part 2 Finding Guidance in Education, Career and Marriage Decisions 51 8. Bulimia Begins 53 9. Guidance Issues 62 10. A Spiritual Awakening 67 Part 3 Job Happiness, Stresses and Horrors 81 11. Church Opportunities and Issues 83 12. Alarming Problems Facing Today's Clergy and Their Families 87 Part 4 Depressions, Near-Suicides and Hospitalizations 97 13. Events that Trigger a Life-threatening Depression 99 14. Life in a Psychiatric Unit: Sometimes Awful, Sometimes Fun 109 15. Serious Insurance Conflicts and a Near Disaster 119 16. More Important Facts about Bipolar Disorder 122 Part 5 Treading Water to Survive 129 17. Facing Losses 131 18. Problems Adjusting to Work 137 19. Finding Understanding Friends 140 20. Stigma's Distressing Effects 143 21. Family Struggles with Pain and Loss Due to Mental Illness 145 22. More Stigma: Toxic Church Members and Clergy 149 23. Recurring Depressions and the "Treatment-resistant" Patient 155 24. Searching for the "Whys" of Mental Illness 159 25. The Value of Humor 165 26. Taking Responsibility for Recovering; The Role of Faith 167 27. The Benefits of Professional Counseling 170 28. The Rewards of Marriage Therapy 176 29. Living Between the Worlds of Mania and Depression 179 30. Self-Education: More Than Half the Battle 183 31. Life-saving Discoveries about Medications and Recovery 188 32. A Support Group Makes All the Difference 200 33. The Potential Risks of Work: Hours, Pace and Deadlines 201 34. The Forgiveness Process: Finding How to Let Go of Resentment 203 35. Applying the Serenity Prayer and AA's Twelve Steps for Rejuvenating Relationships 209 Part 6 The Promise of Recovery: Moving onto the Offense 211 36. Breaking Free from Needing the Approval of Others 213 37. "God Things" That Can Keep You Going 215 Part 7 Self-Care: Practical Strategies, Techniques and Tips for Rebuilding 217 38. The Perils of Sleep Deprivation 219 39. Reentering Spiritual Kindergarten to Find Help with Attitudes, Habits and Relationships 227 40. The Risks of Good Stress, Bad Stress, and a Lack of Routine 228 41. The Medical-Biological Model for Treating Mental Illness 231 42. New Freedom, New Strength from Honest, Supportive Relationships 236 43. A Basic Coping Strategy that Works 239 44. Overcoming Resentment and Self-pity 243 45. How a Crisis of Meaning Can Lead to a New Role in Life--Hope and Encouragement for the Mentally Ill and Their Loved Ones 248 Epilogue 258 Acknowledgements 259 Resources Appendix A Strategies, Techniques, Tips and Tools for Those Living with Bipolar Disorder and Depression 263 Appendix B Simple Ways You Can Give Help and Hope to a Mentally Ill Person or His Family 269 Appendix C Practical Things Your Faith Community Can Do to Help the Mentally Ill and Their Families 272 Appendix D Support, Information and Advocacy Organizations 275 Notes 280 About the Author 289 Order Form 290

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