Maggie Reese was stricken with the most severe type of bipolar disorder and her life fell into utter chaos. She had to be committed to a psychiatric hospital but eventually she overcame her challenges and became a happily adjusted adult, married to the love of her life and leading a good life. This story is chronicled in her first book “Runaway Mind.”
And then she got pregnant. Which she wasn’t supposed to do. Bipolar I and motherhood are a dangerous combination. Everyone, including her doctors and her family, warned her not to have children. But her daughter Allison had other plans.
Shortly after giving birth, Maggie spiraled into as rough a psychotic break as you can imagine. She lost all touch with reality putting her newborn baby, herself and everyone around her into danger.
Runaway Mom: A Race to Regain my Sanity after Bipolar-Induced Postpartum Psychosis is Maggie’s hard-earned story of recovery from her devastating postpartum break. The highs and lows of Maggie’s story will take your breath away. The lessons learned will inspire all moms with baby blues, bipolar, depression or any kind of mental illness. Hope is real and happiness is possible.
Runaway Mom is available on Amazon, ITunes and wherever books are sold.
Runaway Mind, Maggie’s first book, is her highly-praised memoir recounting her devastating spiral downward into bipolar psychosis when she was just 19 years old, followed by her turbulent but ultimately triumphant recovery and the key lessons others can take away to help their own journeys with bipolar.