I had the great pleasure of talking to New York Times best-selling author, Terri Cheney, a couple of weeks ago. She’s come forward the last few years to reveal her struggle with severe bipolar disorder in books that are as transparent as they are dramatic. I read her newest book, Modern Madness, and frankly couldn’t put it down. And even though I’ve been a clinician for over twenty-five years, I learned so much from her vivid explanations and revelations about just what goes on inside someone’s mind when they cycle from struggling with thought of suicide to high-flying mania.

Terri’s former profession was as a highly successful entertainment lawyer, with clients such as Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. She now advocates for mental health awareness and leads a campaign to #TellMeWhereItHurts – urging people to ask questions and really listen to the answers from those who need compassion and to be seen for themselves, not their disease.

I know that this will be helpful to anyone who listens. And maybe, you’ll choose to say, “Tell Me Where It Hurts” yourself. It’s a beautiful gift to give someone who struggles emotionally and mentally.

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My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has been published and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life. And it’s available in paperback, eBook or as an audiobook!

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201 SelfWork: A Conversation with Terri Cheney, author of Manic and Modern Madness via @doctormargaret
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