Reviews are incredibly valuable to authors. They provide feedback for our work and generate buzz to attract new readers. Thank you to those who have reviewed Crazy, Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad. Quotes from some of the reviews are displayed below. To rate or leave your own review, click here.
Today marks six months since my book launch. To celebrate, I created a newsletter. This is for VIPs (aka email subscribers), who have access to bonus content, sneak previews, and book giveaways! To subscribe, submit your email address in the field at the bottom of this page, or contact me. Crazy, Memoir of a MomContinue reading “Perks for VIPs”
During my first manic episode, in 2017, I became obsessed with garbage. I saw beauty and purpose where no one else did. This picture shows the start of the compost pile I would later use to create a garbage dinner for my family, shortly before I was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar 1. I wroteContinue reading “‘Crazy’ Prologue”
These are the songs that made me feel something during my roller coaster of mania and depression, throughout the three year time period of my book. Click the Play button to listen on Spotify or scroll below for my songlist. Lose Yourself – Eminem Closer – Nine Inch Nails Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne LithiumContinue reading “Crazy Memoir Playlist”
The art in my book, Crazy, Memoir of a Mom Gone Mad, was printed in black and white. Below is my original colourful collection. Captions explaining my mindset and the timeline are printed at the bottom of each image. Contact me with questions or to discuss. © Charise Jewell, 2017-2022
Bell Let’s Talk Day: Aecon’s Mental Health Committee invited me to discuss mental health, my personal experience living with bipolar disorder, and what we can do to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness. Scroll through my slides below. Contact me if you’d like my personal anecdotes and explanations, or to schedule an event. “Thank youContinue reading “Corporate Talks”
Honoured to be featured in the Together Towards Change newsletter, representing the Time to Change Hubs and Champions Group working to end discrimination against people with mental health problems. Click on the images below to read each page, or download the pdf here. Click here to learn more about my memoir.
This non-fiction excerpt was cut from my book, but it stayed on my mind. I’m sharing it, like most of my memoir, as per Virginia Woolf “In expressing it I explained it and then laid it to rest.” To learn more about my memoir, visit charisejewell.com/crazy. Most of the staff are strangers. Nurses, guards, doctors,Continue reading “Eat, Pray, Love, Nurse, Betray”
Thank you for choosing Crazy for your book club! If you would like me to virtually attend, contact me with the details. I would love to be there. Here are some questions to consider for your book club discussion. Click the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the list for a pdf version. 1. WhatContinue reading “Book Club Questions”
I was recently asked the excellent question: what can I do to help you feel less stigma? I replied with the first thing that came to mind, but the question stayed with me. It deserved more than an off-the-cuff answer. It deserved reflection. After my standard thoughtfulness, this is what I came up with. First,Continue reading “Reducing stigma”