As seen over on the Psych Central site:
In her riveting memoir, Blinded by Hope: My Journey Through My Son’s Bipolar Illness and Addiction, McGuire tells the story of her son Ryan who battles bipolar, addiction and incarceration. Yet on a much larger level, McGuire exposes the messy and often heartbreaking reality of mental illness.
As I read the rest of the review, I found myself thinking that this could be a valuable resource to anyone dealing with a family member struggling with addiction brought on by a mental health issue. It can be such a struggle to know what the “right” thing to do for them is, and being able to read the story of another person journey down that similar path in their own family can be a huge help in both figuring out what to do, but also just to know that there are other people out there going through the same thing.
If you find yourself in this situation, and want to give it a read, please come back and let us know what you thought about it in the comments!