Monday’s night’s enlightening interview with Autumn Stringam is now posted. This interview is packed with information on bipolar disorder – and the promise of hope for those who suffer from this debilitating disease to regain their lives and their health. Please listen – and share. We all know someone suffering from bipolar disorder.
Join Leslie Carol Botha and her guest Autumn Stringam on Monday, October 22, on Holy Hormones Honey! Autumn suffered for years from severe bipolar disorder – in fact her mother and her grandfather committed suicide years before for the same disorder. Autumn will be sharing her story – and her remarkable recovery from this debilitating disease. She has also written a powerful book entitled: A Promise of Hope, The Astonishing True Story of a Woman Afflicted with Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment that Cured Her.‘ Holy Hormones Honey! only on KRFC FM Fort Collins, CO 6 to 7 pm MDT.
A Mother’s Suicide.
A Daughter’s Destiny.
A Father’s Miracle.
In “A Promise of Hope” Autumn Stringam unravels her true story of living with a severely bipolar mother and growing to become depressed and then wildly ill herself. When Dad saves her with an off the wall miracle of discovery, life becomes a roller coaster ride of rebellion, recovery, government raids and triumph in court. 15 years later, this unlikely discovery challenges everything you thought you knew about mental illness.
Autumn Stringam is the second of nine children born to a mother who suffered from bipolar affective disorder; she developed the same illness. The story of her remarkable treatment was featured in a one-hour documentary titled Impossible Cure?, which aired across the U.S. and Canada on the Discovery Health Channel. A s a public speaker, author of mental health resources and political advocate for the mentally ill, she has spread the hope of recovery to thousands of other Canadians and a growing worldwide audience. Autumn Stringam lives in Coaldale, Alberta, with her husband and four children.
Posted by Autumn on Saturday, August 18, 2012
It’s Time to Heal
Two years into my psychiatric recovery, I was still having panic attacks when I drove past the hospital where I had been ‘certified’ and, in my opinion, incarcerated. One day, determined to face the fear of being certified again, I paid for parking, breathed deeply and marched up to the fourth floor. Security let me in. I wandered carefully, eyes down, through the familiar halls that screamed shame and embarrassment for me. Nothing had changed.
A nurse in soft soled shoes rounded the corner and called out? “Can I help you find somebody?”
Heart pounding, breath failing, I wanted to run, but couldn’t move my feet. I dared myself to answer.
“No, I’m just here to face my demons. I used to be a long-term patient here.” I think I scared her a little so I quickly added, “I’m Autumn Stringam. I’ve been well for a couple of years and I’m tired of being nervous and panicked everytime I drive by, so I just needed to come make my peace.”
“Autumn? I was your day nurse. Oh, my gosh, I haven’t seen you for so long! What did you do? What changed?”
She took me to the nurse’s lounge and we laughed about the time I ran crazy manic through the halls and had to be taken down by security. I told her about the Empowerplus that my dad discovered and how micronutrients had changed everything. Other nurses joined us and in the end, I toured the facility with my head up. Contrary to all of my fears, they were actually happy for me, they said they wished every patient could find the answers I found. They were not threatened and they didn’t want me back.