Author Tara Meissner
Author Tara      Meissner

This psychology memoir is about the things that break us and how we heal. It offers a raw view a 33-year-old wife and mother swallowed by psychosis. The psychotic episode includes meeting Jesus Christ, party planning with Ellen DeGeneres, and narrowly escaping eternity in the underworld.

 

Casually called a nervous breakdown, psychosis is an entrapment outside of self where hallucinations and delusions anchor. Family, doctors, and fellow patients witnessed a nonverbal, confused, distraught shell of a woman. In the security of a psychiatric care center, the week-long psychosis broke and spit out a bipolar patient in the cushioned place of middle class medicine.

 

Outpatient recovery consumed the better part of a year with psychiatric treatment and spiritual contemplation. Left scarred and damaged, health returned allowing her to tentatively embrace a grace and peace earned through acceptance of bipolar disorder.

 

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Readers say.....

 “Told with brutal honesty it brought about a wide range of emotions and forever changed the way I look at others with a mental illness.”

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“The author writes well, and educates even among the stories that were disturbing. At times I even laughed — yes there’s even a hint of humor among the more serious content.”

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“Stress Fracture is a well-written, insightful, authentic contribution to the literature of personal experience.”

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“Having a child with bipolar disorder myself, I have read countless books and articles on this subject. This book, however, is far and away the most informative from the standpoint of what it’s like to EXPERIENCE the disorder.”

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“I read the sample, just to say I had, then bought the book immediately after I finished it. I have know many people who are bipolar and this story really caught my attention. Tara is a brave person to put herself out there like she did. The writing was articulate, informative, and mind blowing at times.”

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“Brave beyond words. I don’t know of any other author willing to put themselves out there like this. Ground-breaking. Bravo.”

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“The book presented a very different view of mental illness. I applaud her truthfulness in telling such a personal story. It has changed my view of this illness.”

"Told with brutal honesty..."

 

"Tara is a brave person...."

 

"Ground

breaking, Bravo..."

 

 

"I applaud her truthfulness..."

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