Coping with a mental illness is difficult. And for those suffering from the diagnosis, they can often feel like they are trapped in a bubble. Finding ways to navigate such a difficult situation and move beyond the stigma associated with it is hard, but in "Bursting Bubbles" patients and their loved ones have a way of controlling the illness rather than letting the illness control them. Developed by a husband and wife team struggling through their own personal ordeal, this book contains several sections dedicated to empowering the patient and their families so they can move beyond their circumstances. Centered on providing a space for journaling various thoughts, ideas, and life experiences, the book also contains wisdom and insight on topics like the importance of exercise, the benefits of doing positive things, and other truths that have proven helpful in coping with various aspects of mental sickness. Whatever illness or disorder you might be facing, there is hope. While knowing your limitations is key, you don't have to give up on your passions and dreams. You can burst the bubbles and live a happy life!
- Paperback | 116 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 6.86mm | 362.87g
- 04 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About James C Begley
James Begley and Dianna Castleberry have been together for fifteen years. In that time they have struggled through several issues surrounding Diana's mental illness and wrote "Bursting Bubbles" as a journaling tool to help Diana and others like her manage emotions and mental issues. Together with their dog Rascal they share this book with anyone who might be struggling through a similar situation in the hopes that others can be encouraged by the lessons they've learned.