When I was first diagnosed a therapist gave me the book Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison. It took me several months to get through it but once I was done I felt empowered. If she could get better and get through school so could I.
And then my second break happened and I reread Unquiet Mind.
And then my third break happened and I reread Unquiet Mind.
It’s been a few years since I’ve read it but her story and the stories of others continue to inspire me. I find comfort in the resilience of others.