"A friend of mine once told me, 'The more we know, the better we do.' I believe this to be true of parents struggling to raise children with bipolar disorder. I also believe it to be true for the children themselves. Initially it was to help my own son 'know more' that I wrote Brandon and the Bipolar Bear. It wasn't long before I realized how many people need to 'know more' about bipolar disorder. I hope that through my writing I will touch the lives of many who suffer from this illness. While my pencil can't erase the difficulties that may lie ahead perhaps it can in some small measure ease the burden carried by such small souls."
Tracy Anglada is an award-winning mental health writer. She is the founder and Executive Directore of BPChildren and the author of multiple articles, essays and books. Anglada's works have appeared in Pediatrics for Parents magazine, Calgary's Child magazine, The STARFISH Advocacy Association newsletter, The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation site and newsletter and eHow Family.
Anglada's books have been recommended as resources by Harvard School of Education, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The Bipolar Child website, The Juvenile Research Bipolar Foundation, BPMagazine, Scholastic Online, The Institute for Community Inclusion, MassGeneral for Children, Canadian Mental Health Association, Children's Physician Network, Children's Mercy Hospital, The International Society for Bipolar Disorders, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, New England Academy, Austin Regional Clinic. and more. Anglada's books include Brandon and the Bipolar Bear, Turbo Max, Intense Minds, The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book and SWIVEL to Success.
Sheryl Hakala completed her medical degree, general adult psychiatric training, and child psychiatric fellowship, serving as chief resident, at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hakala is also active in organized psychiatry, has several scientific publications, and has made several TV appearances. She provides both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in her private practice in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Hakala is the co-author of The Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answer Book. For more information on Dr. Hakala's private practice visit www.drkares.com