- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1500523488
- ISBN-13: 978-1500523480
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,668,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Depression, Bipolar and Heroin: Lessons Learned from Losing my Brother to Addiction Paperback – July 15, 2014
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From the Author
My brother died from a heroin overdose this year. This book is in his honor and tells his story. The book also has a huge amount of information about mental illness and addiction. It is filled with stories and lessons from those I've helped with these issues. I believe with so many deaths from addiction we would all benefit from reading this. The book also is vital as so many young people face depression and the school shootings need to end.
About the Author
Blake LeVine is a social worker, life coach and bipolar advocate. As a child he gained national attention for meeting and interviewing notable people. By age 14, he had been invited by President Clinton to The White House. Blake personally met Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, The Dalai Lama, 7 United States Presidents, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, Madonna, Audrey Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Steven Spielberg, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Margaret Thatcher, George Clooney, and over 5,000 notables. At age 15, Blake began to show signs of bipolar disorder. He was diagnosed with bipolar one and spent two years in and out of psychiatric hospitals. He would go on to eventually find the right medications and therapy. Blake began to slowly rebuild his life. He finished high school, college and obtained his Masters Degree in Social Work. Blake has been working for over 15 years helping others as a social worker and life coach. He’s helped the homeless, foster care children, those with schizophrenia, bipolar, addictions, depression and cancer survivors. He also has been educating about mental illness in the media. He’s appeared on Oprah.com, CNN, Life and Style, BP Magazine, and many radio programs. Blake did a 50 city national media tour on camera with Dr. Drew Pinsky educating college students about bipolar disorder. He got engaged to his wife live on The Dr. Phil Show. They have been happily married for 8 years. Blake has two children who are beautiful. He now travels internationally doing talks about bipolar disorder. He has been to over 30 local chapters of NAMI and DBSA. He wrote the book Beating Bipolar which was published by Hay House is 2012. Bipolar survivor Demi Lovato publicly praised Blake’s book and the work he has done helping others. It is Blake’s goal to create awareness and education about bipolar disorder. He proves that with proper therapy, medications and support groups there is a chance to live a healthy life with a bipolar diagnosis. He is the founder of BipolarOnline.com where he offers coaching, his book, and resources for bipolar disorder.
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