In researching for a lecture on bipolar disorder, I came across this video. It’s simply text, set to Samuel Barber’s Adiago For Strings (perhaps the ultimate emotional induction music).
It’s been posted by Brian Miller (Parhamscan, bminternet43), on his youtube channel . It’s a relatively short film which covers a little of Miller’s early life and then details a manic episode, which led to his sectioning and hospitalisation. Miller’s is a story that is perhaps familiar to many others with a bipolar diagnosis, although his first major manic episode was probably later than average.
For the mental health professionals, the video would probably make a great resource for bipolar support groups, teaching, ward groups and perhaps in individual therapy. The comments below, as so many times when people share their experiences, reveal how valuable it has been for other people.