Slip-Resistant Socks: My Journey with Bipolar Disorder (Hardcover)
In Slip-Resistant Socks, Bryce Hostetler lays bare his experience with bipolar disorder. His onset occurs suddenly in his sophomore year of college, sparking unending cycles of fervent mania and crippling depression. It leads to the loss of multiple romantic relationships and friendships, makes school and work a constant struggle, and causes him to wrestle with his religion for its stigmatization of mental illnesses.
Bryce questions the countless medications and therapies that are thrown at him, and he is candid about his suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. In this deeply personal, intimate account, he is truthful about the highs and lows of the disorder. What emerges is a raw and inspiring chronicle of the inside world of a young man who is struggling with a debilitating mental health condition while harboring the hope for a better tomorrow.
More than a memoir, Slip-Resistant Socks contains a poignant message about the mental health stigma in modern America. It is an important read, not only for those grappling with bipolar disorder, but also for those seeking to gain a greater understanding of a commonly misunderstood condition.