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“Your choice of children’s Prozac: Manic depressive mouse or the Blue bird of unhappiness.”

“Your choice of children’s Prozac: Manic depressive mouse or the Blue bird of unhappiness.

Everything Was Magical and Intense by Ellen Forney - Seattle Features - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

The First Chapter from "Marbles," a Memoir about Bipolar Disorder by Ellen Forney

Terry the Bi Bipolar Polar Bear - Mood SwingsSome frivolous fun for a friday . . . Created by the hysterical Jeremy Dillon with a little help from his friends at Yukfoo Animation Studios. Look out for more instalments.

Terry the Bi Bipolar Polar Bear - Mood SwingsSome frivolous fun for a friday . Created by the hysterical Jeremy Dillon with a little help from his friends at Yukfoo Animation Studios. Look out for more instalments.

Bipolar Artist Ellen Forney from her book: Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.: "MedScout"

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like. Artist Ellen Forney detailed her diagnosis with bipolar disorder in the graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me.

Stability with Bipolar: A Cartoon

Stability with Bipolar: A Cartoon

Bipolar Disorder Cartoons | ... life with a little spark to the head | bipolar disorder cartoon

Bipolar Disorder Cartoons | ... life with a little spark to the head | bipolar disorder cartoon

Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me. It’s less a story than it is a therapy journal comic, but Forney’s instincts as an entertainer kick in even on the dreariest of pages. It’s about her experience being treated for bipolar disorder (aka manic depression)...This is by far the longest story she’s ever done, and while the book wobbles at times, the sheer attractiveness of Forney’s line and her willingness to pour her heart out on the page gives it momentum.

Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me. It’s less a story than it is a therapy journal comic, but Forney’s instincts as an entertainer kick in even on the dreariest of pages. It’s about her experience being treated for bipolar disorder (aka manic depression)...This is by far the longest story she’s ever done, and while the book wobbles at times, the sheer attractiveness of Forney’s line and her willingness to pour her heart out on the page gives it momentum.

Credit: Ellen Forney 'The euphoric parts were ­amazing. Colours felt vivid and ­vibrant; the world felt fascinating and interconnected – and I felt powerful, sexy, and full of love and curiosity. But I was also insatiable, impatient, compulsive and restless. I cringe now at how offputting to other people I might have been'

Ellen Forney's Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me – in pictures

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