Eradicating the stigma and social distancing of people with mental illness must be a top public health priority in order to improve worldwide mental health.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) April 05, 2016
While bipolar disorder has long been a taboo subject, more and more people struggling with the neurobiological illness are beginning to speak out.
In December 2015, People magazine published an article detailing former Ally McBeal star Lisa Nicole Carson’s lifelong battle with bipolar disorder, bringing to light the struggles of the disorder that affect nearly 5.5 million Americans.
In her book, “How to Enjoy Life with Bipolar Disorder,” Ann Latta Donnan details her life with bipolar disorder from age 12 to present day. Having been misdiagnosed for seven years as a teenager, Donnan details the hilarious and horrific effects of the illness, as well as her journey to stabilization.
“By working hard, I have achieved the best life anyone could wish for,” Donnan said. “I feel that God has been with me.”
By sharing her story, Donnan aims to offer hope and encouragement to others who are diagnosed with mental illnesses and to break the stigma against the mentally ill.
“Most of us are productive members of society, not criminals,” Donnan said. “Eradicating the stigma and social distancing of people with mental illness must be a top public health priority in order to improve worldwide mental health.”
For more information, visit https://annlattadonnan.wordpress.com.
How to Enjoy Life with Bipolar Disorder
By Ann Latta Donnan
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse
About the author
Ann Latta Donnan was raised in Pacific Palisades, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and has worked for four architects. She later became a high school teacher for 25 years. Ann is married, has two children and two grandchildren, and lives in Southern California.
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