With so little knowledge about bipolar disorder. or really about mental illness at all, no one knows what to look for, no one knows what they’re looking at when they’re looking at me.
—Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life, pg. 7
I realize I am screaming and stop immediately, feeling embarrassed by my behavior. I have to be careful. They will think I am crazy.
—Marya Hornbacher, Madness: A Bipolar Life, pg. 4