Glowing review of Why Did She Jump? My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder(from Netgalley)

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Joan’s daughter, Pam committed suicide. She, succumbed to her mental illness. One that had plagued her, nearly her entire life. Pam was bipolar and no amount of medical intervention could help her. The very system that should have saved her life, failed her time and time again.

Joan and her daughter, Pam were both trained psychotherapists and despite having in-depth knowledge of  her mental illness, neither of them could save her life.

Fuel by grief and guilt, Joan has written this book, to mend her broken heart. She gives an honesty and open account on what it’s like to live with someone who has a mental illness. She re accounts the days leading up to the death of her daughter and then the aftermath.

This is an emotional and heart wrenching read.

“The disease became her executioner. It had a life force of its, own controlling her will, her actions, and causing her death.” – Joan E. Childs, Why Did She Jump? My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder.


*** Please note that this book will not be rated due to the nature of the subject matter.

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blogtalkradio with Joan E. Childs

Six million people suffer from bipolar disorder in our country alone. Author and therapist, Joan Childs, knows from personal and painful experience how difficult this disease is on family and friends. Her 34-year-old daughter ended her own torment by leaping out of a 15-story apartment window.

Joan describes Pam’s life, death and legacy in her hauntingly beautiful book, Why Did She Jump? My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder. Join us as the author shares from her painfully honest story of courage, grief and great love.

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