From Heights to Depths and Somewhere In Between


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By Linda Stoneman

ISBN: 9781847477750
Published: 2008
Pages: 117
Key Themes: autobiography, stress, manic-depression, family support, recovery


From Heights to Depths and Somewhere in Between is Linda Stonemans first publication.

A true, personal and factual account of some of Lindas life experiences, some of which she believes, triggered her bipolar disorder. Her book starts with a poem she wrote when she was in a high phase of a bipolar episode. In her introduction she discusses stress and the affects of this on our bodies and minds.

Linda goes onto reflect on her life so far, highlighted by various personal experiences being a mental health patient. Vivid thoughts of what was going on in her head when psychotic to feelings of deepest despair when depressed. An insiders view of a mental health ward; and the alternative of being treated at home by the Crisis and Treatment team.

This book will appeal to fellow sufferers to compare experiences, or to someone who has no insight into bipolar but wants to learn more.

About the Author

Linda Stoneman was born in Bricket Wood, St Albans. She grew up surrounded by a very happy family living in St Albans and then Harpenden. After leaving school she was torn between training as a general nurse or training as a secretary she chose the latter. Linda worked as a secretary for several large companies including ICI and Barclays Bank.

She married Dave in 1982, and in 1988 they had a baby, Sarah.

It was after 1988 that Linda started to suffer from depression and then bipolar disorder. With the support from all of her family and the medication, she lives with her bipolar.


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