I am thrilled to share with you the publication of my small book Bursting Out in Praise: Spirituality and Mental Health with Messenger Publications. At €5, it draws on my experience living with bipolar and aims to reach out to the general public and those with an openness to faith. It is divided into 20 reflections covering six steps to better mental health – upsides, downsides, recovery, balance, loving life and spirituality.
I provide reflection questions and inspirational reading, and guide readers to ‘burst out in praise’ in the midst of their pain or suffering. A review from the The Irish Catholic said it was “an excellent and insightful little work” and Thinking Faith said it was “deeply practical” and “highly recommended”. It is also available in Veritas bookstores and at a number of Parish bookshops in Ireland.
You may notice that many of the steps to better mental health are already covered in this blog. Indeed, I Love Bipolar gave me a platform to share what I consider hard-earned wisdom with the world. Thank you for being part of this journey with me. Click here for my podcast interview on the book. I would be glad to hear your feedback when you read it!