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A Promise of Hope

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Bipolar disorder runs in Autumn Stringam's family. Autumn and her younger brother inherited the mental illness, and they and their families suffered terribly as a result. In the poignant, fascinating, and remarkable A Promise of Hope, Autumn describes their amazing recovery through their father's incredible discovery, one that has helped her, her brother, and thousands of other North Americans.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062026666
  • 9780062026668
  • 670,233

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Bipolar disorder runs in Autumn Stringam's family. Autumn and her younger brother unfortunately inherited the mental illness, but recovered through the incredible discovery by her father of a cure that has helped them and thousands of others.

Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn, at 22, was psychotic and in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch; Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying the family feared for their lives. But after they began taking a nutritional supplement developed by their father-and based, incredibly, on a formula given to aggressive hogs-Autumn's and Joseph's symptoms disappeared. Today they both lead normal, productive lives.

A Promise of Hopechronicles Autumn Stringam's personal flight from madness to wellness and also provides an astonishing scientific account of an innovative treatment that moves from a kitchen table in Alberta to the offices of a distinguished Harvard psychiatrist and into the labs of a skeptical medical establishment. Now updated with the groundbreaking results of a clinical trial and with additional content from the perspective of Autumn's family, A Promise of Hope is a powerful call for a new understanding of the mental illness that affects so many people.
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About Autumn Stringam

AUTUMN STRINGAM is the second of nine children born to a mother who suffered from bipolar affective disorder; she developed the same illness. The story of her remarkable treatment was featured in a one-hour documentary titled Impossible Cure?, which aired across the U.S. and Canada on the Discovery Health Channel. A s a public speaker, author of mental health resources and political advocate for the mentally ill, she has spread the hope of recovery to thousands of other Canadians and a growing worldwide audience. Autumn Stringam lives in Coaldale, Alberta, with her husband and four children.
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144 ratings
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