Bedlam by Richard J Smith
Husband to a loving wife, father to two beautiful girls, partner in a thriving accounting firm, house, cars, overseas holidays - the trappings of “success”. Despite the impression of an ideal life, Richard Smith was unravelling inside. The problem was called Bipolar Affective Disorder II.
In Bedlam, Richard tells the story of how mental illness has torn at the fabric of his life and also the lives of his wife, Sarah, and their two daughters. He candidly recounts his bipolar experience - mania, depression, recovery and clues pointing to mental illness from his past. Richard also addresses love and support and the twisted tribulations of stigma and ignorance.
10% of all book proceeds donated to the Black Dog Institute.