Hi. I’m Charise. I’m a writer, editor, mom, and former robotics engineer. I’m also bipolar. I’m passionate about mental health, creativity, and work.
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I was a robotics engineer for fifteen years before becoming a freelance writer and editor. In 2017 I experienced my first manic episode at age 40. I was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar 1 mood disorder. Over the following three years I wrote a memoir about my experiences with my family, the mental health care system, and society at large. Crazy: Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad will be published this fall.
© Charise Jewell, 2021