Reclaiming Myself After Growing Up With a Bipolar Parent - Michelle Dickinson

Inspiration Rising

17-05-2019 • 30 mins

Michelle Dickinson who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years and is currently an associate director at Johnson & Johnson. She is the author of Breaking Into My Life: Growing Up with a Bipolar Parent and My Battle to Reclaim Myself. Her memoir offers a rare glimpse into a young girl’s experience living with—and loving—her bipolar mother. After years of playing the role of child caregiver, she embarked on her own healing journey of self-discovery. Michelle is out to raise awareness and compassion for those struggling with mental illness along with those who care for them, so that more people get the treatment and help they need and deserve. She believes that together we can eradicate the mental health stigma once and for all.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Michelle's life was dramatically impacted by her mother's bipolar condition.
  • The path that Michelle has walked in order to break free and reclaim herself.
  • How you can help a friend or family member who might be suffering.

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