**Mature Content** Topics such as suicide and mental illness are woven throughout this conversation.
If you have not watched the super popular Amazon Series Modern Love yet- you are missing out. Particularly episode three, 'Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am' which portrays a woman (played by the lovely Anne Hathaway) struggling to live life with bipolar disorder. This episode was inspired by an essay written by today's guest, Terri Cheney, which was published in the New York Times in 2008.
Today The Two Jess(es) get a chance to sit down with author Terri Cheney, to talk about what it is like to live life as a high profile entertainment lawyer in Hollywood who also struggles through cycles of mania and deep depression caused by bipolar disorder. Terri, who now spends her time advocating on behalf of those who are in need of mental health support, candidly shares her thoughts and experiences and is incredibly inspiring by the strength and clarity with which she shares some of her darkest moments.
There are some very serious moments broken up by hilarious stories proving that living with bipolar disorder successfully is possible.
Terry's newest book, Modern Madness was released in September is available for purchase wherever you buy books.
Terri Cheney is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manic. 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 popular 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 served on the Community Advisory Board of the UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program. She founded and facilitates a weekly mental health support group at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. She currently lives in Los Angeles.