Stories of recovery - Bipolar Disorder

Victim to Victor - Painting by Irene O'Neill
Victim to Victor by Ms. O'Neill
February 24, 2014
The vitality that got Irene O’Neill voted “most energetic” by her high school graduating class 40 years ago infuses her life today. Five days a week...
Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich with Dr. Kim from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Expert on Bipolar Disorder
The Ehrlichs with Dr. Kim
September 24, 2013
In August, Harryet and Stuart Ehrlich took a mini-vacation from their home in New Jersey to Baltimore, MD. The highlight of their trip was a stop at...
Ruth Deming, award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA lives with bipolar disorder
Ruth Deming (right)
August 07, 2012
Ruth Deming is an award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA, a nonprofit organization she started in...
Victor and Edith, 1935
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did. Among Janet Larsen’s family mementos,...
Emily lives with bipolar disorder and is in recovery
Amy's Daughter, Emily
January 16, 2012
Amy McClellan’s young daughter Emily had what seemed like normal tantrums in early childhood, but as they progressively worsened into bouts of manic...
Dolores Emory Donor, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Dolores and Todd
January 11, 2012
This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children.My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April...
Owen Whalen
Owen Whalen
September 16, 2011
This fall, 18-year-old Owen Whalen will enter the freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in his home town of Rochester, New York....
Stuart, Rebecca, and Harryet Ehrlich, Research Partners
Stuart, Rebecca, and Harryet Ehrlich
August 26, 2011
The Ehrlich family of northern New Jersey and Amelia Versace, M.D., transplant from Verona, Italy to the University of Pittsburgh, share a commitment...