Interview 10 – Karen Manton Author of Searching For Brighter Days: Learning To Manage My Bipolar Brain

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Trigger warning: this podcast discusses suicide, phantom pregnancy,  forcible restraint, hospitalisation and sectioning.

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We were so happy to speak to Karen Manton about her book Searching for Brighter Days: Learning to manage my Bipolar Brain from Trigger Publishing’s Inspirational series. We discuss more about her mental health journey from misdiagnosis to finally being given the correct diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. All that was missing was a glass of wine and a cheese board!

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