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Mental Health Concerns
Adapted from information from the National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)
Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at
Johns Hopkins University, is the author of many
books on mental illness. Jamison has bipolar
illness and has attempted suicide. Her book
Touched With Fire lists and describes many
famous persons whose lives have been changed
by bipolar illness. Her book, An Unquiet Mind, is a
memoir of her own struggles with and triumphs
over bipolar disease. Her story suggests that with
lithium as regulator, psychotherapy as sanctuary,
professional support and love, bipolar illness can
be managed.