John McManamy


Thank you!

by John McManamy


YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I am available - for a very reasonable fee - for a conversation by phone or Skype.

I bring to the conversation 17 years of insight as an award-winning mental health author and advocate. I also bring to the table my own life experience in dealing with the day-to-day challenges of my illness.

I am the author of Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You That You Need to Know (HarperCollins, 2006), and the publisher of The Bipolar Expert Series, which includes my new book, NOT JUST UP AND DOWN. The more than 100 articles on this website speak to my knowledge and commitment.

I am equipped to help you understand the true nature of your illness and the things you need to know to help you make up your own mind about issues that matter to you. Your purpose in talking to me is to try to make some sense out of the perplexing riddles this illness throws your way. My purpose is to help you turn riddles into solutions.

Please note: I am not a doctor or clinician or social worker or any other kind of professional. I cannot offer specific medical or treatment or therapeutic advice, nor can I assist you in a crisis or in connecting you to treatment or social or other services.

But I am in a position to answer the kind of questions that your doctor or clinician has neither the time nor the inclination to discuss with you. Your concerns are very important to me. Let's talk.

Here are some of the things I can help you with:

  • Gaining a clear insight into living with your illness.
  • Identifying what is holding you back, as well as your strengths.
  • Addressing key concerns that you can work on right now to take charge of your illness and your life.
  • Learning how to apply a broad range of recovery tools and coping techniques to your unique situation. This may include learning to spot an episode before it happens and the steps you can take to minimize its impact.
  • Learning how to survive (and thrive) at work or school and in social situations.
  • Improving relationships with your loved ones, friends, and colleagues.

In addition, if you are a family member or the loved one of someone who has depression or bipolar disorder, I can help you with:

  • Communicating with your loved one, including what to say and what not to say, where you need to be accommodating and where you need to set strict boundaries.
  • What you can do to educate your loved one or family member and how to help your loved one move forward in his or her recovery.
  • What you can do to survive (and thrive) in a relationship with your loved one or family member. This may also include reaching a state of acceptance over ending the relationship.
  • What you need to do to take care of yourself under very trying circumstances.

Let's get started. Fill out the form below, and I will be in touch to set up your session.

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