Jan 18, 2021
You may know today’s guest Terri Cheney from Amazon Prime’s “Modern Love. Her struggle with bipolar disorder was portrayed by Anne Hathaway, who wrote that “Terri Cheney’s unflinching commitment to telling her own truth on her own terms moved me into a new place of compassion. Hers is an unparalleled—and deeply necessary voice.” Terris is a New York Times bestselling author of “Manic”. She now has a new book “Modern Madness: An Owner’s Manual”. Publicly, Terri was an entertainment attorney, but she struggled with managing bipolar disorder behind the scenes. Terri’s writings and commentary about bipolar disorder have also been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, NPR, PsychologyToday.com, and countless articles and blogs. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at USC; the Honorary Board of Directors of the International Bipolar Foundation; and the Board of Directors of Project Return Peer Support Network. She also founded and facilitates a weekly mental health support group at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Terri joins Dr. Donnica to open up about her experience with depression and feeling manic. Terri talks about how to communicate with your friends and family who have bipolar disorder in a way that is understanding and encouraging. She talks about the importance of creating clear communication with your loved ones so you know how to talk about cycling between moods. Terri makes the connection between mental and physical health that are often treated as two separate things.