Troy Gillem Gives Hope to Bipolar Sufferers in New Guide

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Author Gives Hope and Help to Bipolar Individuals and Their Families in ‘Bipolar Battle Plan’

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The book is meant to inspire, enable, save lives and overcome the illness.

According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 5.7 million adults suffer from bipolar disorder in the United States. Author and engineer Troy Gillem, diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1993, has had many ups and downs over the years, but after a particularly dark time in his life, he decided he needed a plan of attack. The result became his new book, “Bipolar Battle Plan: Fighting the War against Bipolar Disorder” (published by iUniverse), a self-help guide for those looking to live a full and happy life with bipolar disorder.

“One hundred years from now,” Gillem writes, “I want this book to have a life of its own and be used in classrooms, recommended by psychiatrists to their patients and used as a guidebook for bipolar individuals and their loved ones to overcome the illness and make their dreams come true.”

Gillem’s book outlines nine critical weapons, including a written contingency plan to stop disastrous bipolar episodes, medication optimization, legal rights, and choosing the right psychiatrist, to help sufferers and their loved ones battle the disorder. The information is relevant and well-researched so readers are getting the most up-to-date advice from an author still fighting the disorder. Gillem also includes interviews with other bipolar individuals, as well as the story of his own attempt at suicide.

By giving readers the tools to succeed, Gillem aims to alleviate the sufferings of others and provide a road map to success. “The bipolar individual must take complete responsibility for battling the disease and by using the bipolar battle plan outlined in this book they can achieve happiness,” he says. “The book is meant to inspire, enable, save lives and overcome the illness.”

“Bipolar Battle Plan”
By Troy Gillem
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781475998689
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781475998672
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781475998696
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Troy Gillem is a graduate of Purdue University; he also earned a master’s degree from North Carolina State University. He has worked as an engineer since 1984, most recently as a technical writer in the aerospace industry. His passions are his four children, exercise, and reading.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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