Mother & Son Memoir

What Comes After a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder?

When Max was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, we were scared, confused, and frustrated by our attempts to find help. The years were filled with the trauma of mania, psychosis, and suicidal depression.  Finally came understanding, recovery, and with it a book, a joint narrative of survival.

Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness

By  Kathy Brandt & Max Maddox

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Listen to Kathy and Max Discuss Walks on the Margins on Being Bipolar podcast

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“Walks On The Margins will make you angry.  It will make you cry.  It will also inspire you!  Ultimately, it is testament to the unconditional love of a parent and a son’s determination to overcome a serious mental illness.” Pete Earley, author of CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through  America’s Mental Health Madness.

“…a heart-breaking, heart-warming story.  The entire family rides a rollercoaster of illusions, fear, anger and hope, while navigating a fragmented mental health care system.  Do you want to know what it’s like for a family to confront mental illness?  Read this book.  It’s the real deal.” Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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