Bipolar Chronicles: From Crazed to Content is part memoir, part self-help guidebook by Diana Grippo.
Diana Grippo is a former teacher, a founder, and Executive Director and now works with Apple. But before establishing a successful career, she had to battle a mental disorder that has affected and even ruined many lives, not only in the United States but also in many parts of the world- bipolar disorder. Today, we will learn more about Diana’s battles, triumphs, and inspiring journey, encapsulated in her memoir, Bipolar Chronicles.
Bipolar Chronicles is a self-help guidebook for those dealing with anxieties, depression, and families who are taking care of persons with such dilemmas.
Recently published Bipolar Chronicles: From Crazed to Content by Diana Grippo is a memoir and a self-help guidebook. As the title suggests, it features bipolar chronicles on depression and mental illness. The book is intended for those suffering from anxiety and depression as Grippo shares her journey from going crazy and surviving various ordeals and then eventually overcoming life’s hurdles and returning to a more normal and peaceful life.
Grippo struggled and dealt with hallucinations, delusions, depression, and even substance abuse. She admits how she gets better only to relapse and how this destructive cycle continued for many years. Grippo experienced living in the streets and almost never-ending trips in and out of hospitals. One day, with help and study, Diana found the courage to change her fate. Diana chose to embrace The Twelve Steps, music therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She found ways to slowly manage her condition and eventually design a healthier and less stressful life for herself.
In her book, Diana Grippo shares how to combat her depression with three major coping mechanisms that have helped her successfully transform from a helpless patient to someone who has relative control of herself.
Diana Grippo identifies Spiritual Path, Music Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as three major coping mechanisms that have helped her cope with depression. As someone has managed to leap from living on the streets to becoming a successful employee in one of the country’s prominent companies, Grippo lends a credible voice for others who want to overcome or at least manage their depression and manic behaviors.
Bipolar Chronicles: From Crazed to Content hopes to help others by helping them:
· Spot the signs of potential mental health illness in a loved one
· Find options for coping with depression
· Keep a positive mindset even when it feels like the world is crashing down on you
· Feel less alone and isolated in your journey to healing
· Support and assist a loved one who is suffering
About the Author
Diana Grippo is a former teacher. She holds a Degree in Economics from UCLA and got her teaching credentials at the Dominican University of CA. Grippo taught high school English, Psychology, and Computer Applications for several decades. After her years of teaching, Grippo joined Apple in 2012.
Diana Grippo has been dealing with bipolar disorder for more than three decades, from manias to depressions. She recently shared her incredible journey in her memoir, Bipolar Chronicles: From Crazed to Content.
Aside from teaching, Diana Grippo also ran a mentor program called Youth Outreach Media Mentor Program (YOMMP.) The said program taught and trained students to write, storyboard, direct, edit, shoot and produce short films, documentaries, and feature films. Mentors and staff guide students in choosing a passionate cause or theme. After production, they are expected to create action, and activism plans to further their cause.
You can purchase a copy of Diana Grippo’s Bipolar Chronicles: From Crazed to Content on Amazon. You can also visit her website for updates, offers, and other related details.