K is for Kay

bipolar is Kay–

battles her demons becomes

psychologist, yeah

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Source of book cover: http://www.womensbookshop.co.nz

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“But, with time, one has encountered many of the monsters, and one is increasingly less terrified of those still to be met.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison, from An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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“Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, 1946) is an American clinical psychologist and writer whose work has centered on bipolar disorder which she has suffered from since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews.”

-Wikipedia – Click here for more.

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A2Z Psychology2

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Inspired by

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Source:Mental Health America

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About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

4 responses to “K is for Kay

  • freudandfashion

    I’ve seen talks by kay Jamison and she’s amazing. I’ve been meaning to read her book so your post was a good reminder for me 🙂

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  • dogear6

    That’s a great book. She gives a great tribute to her husband and how he helped her overcome this and stay on track even after his death. It’s definitely worth reading.

    Nancy

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  • Ruth Nina Welsh

    Hi Claudia, you won’t be surprised to know that I also value Kay’s books – her one on suicide and also the one on artists with Manic Depression (as the title was then.) Excellent to see her celebrated in your post – she is an inspiration. Take good care Claudia. I am really enjoying catching up on your posts as I’ve been somewhat out of action. 🙂

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