Hi. I’m Charise. I’m a mom, writer, and former robotics engineer. I’m also bipolar. My book, Crazy, Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad, is about my diagnosis at age 40, disturbing healthcare experiences, recovery, and stigma. Click a button or scroll down for more.
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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 with my family, the mental health care system, and society. Learn more about my book Crazy: Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad here.
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