Drowning in the Seas of Mental Illness is part 1 of a 6 part series called The Bipolar Barbie Diaries.
Jessica Portsmouth, better known as Bipolar Barbie tells her story to inspire others to never give up reaching out for help. She is a young Australian Mental Health Advocate and the book is now available on Amazon.
The book illustrates the struggle of living with chronic mental illness and navigating the waters of a severely inadequate mental health care system. She explains the day by day journey of someone experiencing mental illness for the first time and the grueling process of getting a diagnosis and learning to live with a disease that kills over 1 million people a year worldwide.
“I needed a hero so a Hero I became” – Bipolar Barbie
The book gives a creative, raw and honest take on living with Type 2 Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). It depicts what it is really like to live with a debilitating mental health issue.