Bipolar Bears – A storybook for children who have a mum or dad with bipolar disorder


This beautifully illustrated children’s book,finished in watercolour,is for children 5 years and above. It helps them tounderstand the behaviours associated with experiencing bipolar disorder.

The book follows the story of Daddy Bear and his family as he has a bipolar episode. His children are dragged along on his rollercoaster ride where he starts many activities – but before they are finished, he moves onto the next. The story explains what can happen during a manic episode and then how medical care and rest helped calm Daddy Bear’s very busy brain.

Sue Hueston
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For use by families where a parent has a mental illness, their supporters, and services who work with them.