Reader’s Reviews

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2/18/14
Reader’s review

“I recently had the pleasure of reading your latest book – I’m Bipolar and I Know It. Thank you for being so open and honest. Much of it’s content was helpful in my journey back into happiness and harmony.”

Sandi F
Australia

11/22/13
Reader’s review

“I’m in the middle of this [book] and strangely have more to relate to than I ever would have imagined! You are an amazing, strong and resilient woman … and your smile rocks!”

Teresa B
USA

10/17/13
Reader’s review

“It’s powerful and moving, and gave me a feeling of lightness even though I live with much darkness. Reading through your poignant words, I could see a glimpse of life beyond myself and into another dimension where happiness might be possible. Thank you.”

H.F.B
Germany

09/09/13
Reader’s review

“An acquaintance of mine, Roni Askey-Doran, has written an excellent e-book about techniques she has used to heal herself and live with bipolar disorder and PTSD without medication. It is primarily written as a book for those with these disorders, but it also is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to help a friend, relative, or some one else they care for who is suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or PTSD. Though the subject matter is serious, Roni keeps the mood upbeat and her sense of humor shines through in the writing. To find out more about the book, visit: https://imbipolarandiknowit.wordpress.com/

Tamia D
USA

08/29/13
Reader’s review

“I finished your book last night and I just wanted to let you know that I think you’re amazing! I had no clue you were bipolar until I heard about the book. I bought it because I like your writing style and because I wanted to support you, but now that I have finished it, I think it should be on the self-help shelf of every library! Not just for bipolaroids, but also for anybody who suffers from depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder, or has a low self-esteem, or anybody who knows anybody like that! Which means everybody. Parts of your toolkit definitely struck a chord with me, and if I’d read your book in November-December 2012, maybe I would have been able to help Dani by saying/doing the right things… and maybe he would still be alive… I cried when I read the part for the family and friends… I have to say I feel even guiltier now, knowing that I said and did things which didn’t help, and didn’t say and do enough things to help… but that’s not your book’s fault. It’s a truly great book. Apart from the writing itself, I think your personal achievements are amazing too! You truly are a survivor and I really admire your perseverance and your strength.”

Melanie S
Belgium

08/13/13
Reader’s Review

“This book is not only for ‘Bipolariods’ and people with depression, it’s for everyone. Refreshingly honest, with no traces of self pity and full of useful anecdotes, it’s an easy read. One of the things that gets us going on the path of healing is finding out we are not alone and not the only one. We are all broken somehow and understanding that is a huge step forward.”

Kerry P
Australia

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Haiku

they say I’m crazy
I’m really just a lost soul
wounded by cruel life

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I’m Bipolar And I Know It. It works Out!

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I’m Bipolar And I Know It – Table of Contents

Plant Therapy is great for combating both depression and loneliness.

Plant Therapy is a proven method that combats my depression.

Table of Contents

  • Who is Roni?
  • Signs that I’m Bipolar and I Know It
  • Mirror Therapy
  • How Are You?
  • Find Your Safe Place
  • Senses Therapy
  • Food Therapy
  • It’s Okay! I’m Okay! You’re okay!
  • Kiss Me, Quick!
  • Are You Out of Your Mind?
  • Do Something For You
  • Laughter Therapy
  • Pet and Plant Therapy
  • Share the Burden
  • Post Eviction Notices
  • Help!
  • Out and About
  • Scream Therapy
  • Notes to Self
  • Penning Away the Pain
  • Family and Friends: A Guide to the Bipolar Labyrinth
  • The Happy Ending
"I'm not crazy. I have Bipolar Disorder."

“I’m not crazy. I have Bipolar Disorder.”

This book is dedicated to my wonderful family, my parents and siblings who have done their best to support me throughout my life, oftentimes struggling to come to terms with my mental illness, but never giving up on me. This memoir also honors the memory of a lost friend, Nicola Conroy, whom this book is unfortunately too late to save. In addition, I dedicate this work to every sufferer of Bipolar Disorder, and to their families and friends who battle bravely alongside. Finally, this book is also dedicated to the destigmatization of all forms of depression and their related mental illnesses, suffered in silence by so many for so long, in order to promote healing and encourage more understanding and compassion all around the world.

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
– Mark Twain

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Writing positive things about yourself improves self-esteem.

Writing myself positive messages vastly improves my self-esteem.

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I’m Bipolar And I Know It – The Book

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I’m Bipolar And I Know It; It Works Out! is my true-life story of living with Bipolar Disorder for four decades, the challenges I faced and how I overcame them with hard work and perseverance. My biggest issue was prescription drugs: I didn’t want to use them. Ever. It wasn’t easy. I chose a drug-free path and often struggled to get around the smallest pothole. People used to tell me that I was crazy, that it’s “all in my head.” Actually, it is in my head, that’s why it’s called “Mental Illness”. But it’s also physical and spiritual, and it’s influenced by many factors outside my head. In this struggle to live drug-free and reasonably balanced, I found a few amazing things that really did help me find a way to live comfortably alongside my Bipolar Disorder: I don’t eat wheat, I look in the mirror every day, I hug everyone, I write down my feelings, I eat red beets, I believe in me, and there are many more seemingly insignificant but hugely vital tools that I have learned to use over 40 years that help me to feel good and maintain the delicate balance. Learning all this was life-changing, and I want to share it with you. I believe this autobiographical insight into Bipolar Disorder will demonstrate to bipolar and depression sufferers and their loved ones that they are not alone, and that healing is possible. The demon never goes away, but I found a way to walk beside it in peace and maybe you can too. I’m Bipolar And I Know It is not a downer. In fact, it will probably make you laugh out loud, maybe shed a tear or two of happiness, and even jump for joy.

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ISBN-13 978-0-9757600-2-4
185 pages

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I’m Bipolar And I Know It – The Musical

Song Lyrics

When I walk on by, they be lookin’ like: Is she orright?
I feel like I’m beat
Walkin down the street like a crazy freak
Yeah!
This is how I roll
Rollercoaster life, out of control
Under the covers with my marshmallows
Get outta my head, I don’t wanna know!

Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out!
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out!

When I walk in the clinic, this is what I see
Everybody stops and they staring at me,
I got a high IQ
And I ain’t afraid to show it . . .
Show it, show it, show it
I’m bipolar and I know it…
I’m bipolar and I know it
Yeah

When I’m in the hall, got all those loonies around me
And when I’m at therapy, I’m in the nightmare just trying to breathe (what?)
This is how I roll,
C’mon screwballs, it’s time to blow.
We’re headed through the bars, baby, no drugs for me
No fear, don’t care, and depression grade three (what?)

Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out!
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out!.

When I walk in the ward, this is what I see
Everybody stops and they staring at me,
I’m out to lunch
And I ain’t afraid to show it
show it, show it, show it
I’m bipolar and I know it…
I’m bipolar and I know it

Check it out, check it out:
Giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, yeah!
Giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, yeah!
Giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, yeah!
Giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, yeah, yeah!
Do the giggle man,
I do the giggle man,
Hee Hee Hee Hee
I’m bipolar and I know it…

Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out!
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
Man, look how we’re barmy (argh!)
It works out! (out, out, out, out, out, out, out)
I’m bipolar and I know it…

(Credit goes to LMFAO for the original tune: Sexy and I Know It)

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