These Comics by a Bipolar Graphic Artist Are Full of Smart Tips for Mental Health
Ellen Forney shares strategies and coping tools in her new comic collection, 'Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life.'
Graphic artist Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998, just shy of her 30th birthday. In her 2012 graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, she detailed the years she spent "struggling to get stable," and how she coped with her diagnosis. Now Forney is back with her second book, which is packed with strategies, tools, and tips for living with mental illness—all presented in the same relatable, comic form that made her first book so beloved. Here are a few of the clever insights you'll find in Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life.
Listen to music to change your mood
Learn how to toss all your pills back at once
Travel with mental health meds wisely
Recognize the earliest signs of a manic episode
Hang in there
You deserve to be healthy
Reprinted from Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life. Copyright © 2018 by Ellen Forney. Published by Fantagraphics.