Hi. I’m Charise.
I’m a mom, a writer, and a robotics engineer. I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 in 2017. Shocked and devastated, I wrote to survive. My books are about denial, recovery, and stigma.
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About Me

I was a robotics engineer for fifteen years before becoming a writer. 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, the mental health care system, and society. Learn about my memoir, Crazy, here, and my new book, Normal, here.

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