My Kind of Crazy by Janine Crowley Haynes
Living in a Bipolar World

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"The author lures us into her Bipolar world by injecting humor into the serious subject of mental illness. She acts as a tour guide and takes the reader on her manic journey and then steers us straight into the abyss of her depression." --Diane Urban, PhD, NYS Licensed Psychologist, Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College and Westchester Community College, SUNY

"MY KIND OF CRAZY is an important contribution which sheds light on the often hidden world of mental illness. The line between reality and psychosis is impossible to comprehend unless one has seen the world from both perspectives. The author unlocks the door to a locked psychiatric facility and allows the reader cross the threshold. The story is further enhanced by glimpses of her experience through the eyes of her husband and son." --William M. Dince, Phd, NYS Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist

About Janine Crowley Haynes

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I have a story to tell. We all do. Mine is a bit on the crazy side. You see, I am bipolar. I've come out of the crazy closet in order to help others suffering in silence. There is hope and help out there. After a suicide attempt, I am privileged to have a second chance on life and share my personal triumph over bipolar disorder. My mental illness no longer defines me--I define it.Since my suicide attempt, I have not had an episode in over seven years. I now volunteer some time in the same psychiatric hospital where I was a patient many times over. I am also a guest speaker for mental health organizations such as the DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance). I've helped raise awareness and money for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and for Silver Hill Hospital's Scholarship Fund. In addition, psychology professors are incorporating my book into their lesson plans. I share my personal account of living with mental illness in order to move the student from studying mental illness in the clinical sense to understanding it on a more compassionate level.Please feel free to drop me a line at
Published February 17, 2009 by BookSurge/Createspace. 140 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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On second thought, maybe that’s why we feel so compelled.” Haynes jumps back and forth in time, mirroring her own manic thought processes, and devotes chapters to her son and husband so that they may have their say, all in the blink of an eye and with the humblest of hearts.

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