When Screams Become Whispers
One Man’s Inspiring Victory Over Bipolar Disorder
Bob Krulish with Alee Anderson
Morgan James Publishing
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"Readers of When Screams Become Whispers are transported to a fourth dimension of human experience that is very rarely seen much less understood. We are enlightened and inspired. Bob Krulish reveals, with powerful and evocative prose, the mind and heart of people living with Bipolar Disorder. His empathy, wisdom and encouragement speaks to the sufferer and their loved ones who have been forced to ride the explosive rollercoaster that is untreated bipolar disorder. This book is much more than a journey into the experience of a family whose ill loved ones have been eclipsed by mental illness. It is a hopeful tale that offers hard won wisdom for persons living with bipolar disorder. When Screams Become Whispers is a must read for anyone who has a desire to understand the experience of mental illness and for those living with it—both the person with the diagnosis and their family. This is a hopeful book that has my highest, wholehearted, praise."
"I’ve spent more than twenty years trying to design and test the efficacy of user group intervention for bipolar disorders. I’ve guided probably more than one hundred groups. Bob seems to have attended all of them! This is the book of a bipolar disorder survivor that refused to be only that. A happy and functional living human willing to share his learned lessons with us. A gift. I devoted all of my professional life to helping bipolar disordered people. I’ve got many books, projects and provisional drafts. I do not how Bob managed to get them and add a beautiful book from his own experience. He’s living proof that you could actually live, not only survive, with bipolar. A must read for all sufferers, caregivers and friends."
"The path to managing bipolar disorder doesn’t have to be excruciating or even particularly difficult. To shine light for others, Bob Krulish shares every detail of his sometimes-harrowing adventures to create stability in his life. No matter how perplexing you find bipolar disorder for yourself or a loved, Bob’s story will help relieve your guilt and give you powerful principles for success. From consulting rooms to courtrooms, and even encounters with Tony Robbins, “Bipolar Bob” provides something far better than hope. He shares how to find empathy for yourself so that you can transcend mere survival and start to thrive. "
"Bob Krulish bravely invites readers into some of his darkest days and most painful experiences as a person living with bipolar disorder. His remarkable story is proof that the human spirit has the power to transform pain and suffering into a life filled with hope and meaning. A must read!"
"You are about to read of the roller-coaster life of a man that lived with undiagnosed bi-polar disorder well into his adult life. Bob’s courage of writing this story may well save the lives of countless others that are either suffering the consequences of living with mental illness or are living with those that are. Once I started the book, I literally could not put it down until finished. The writing is captivating, and the message is profound. Read it yourself and then share it with many."
"Stories like Bob’s need to be told. If kept inside, clinicians like me only get to see cross-sections of time, often when things are not going well. Brave books like this one are reminders that people have already traveled a long path before we join them on their journey."
"For too long, a culture of shame and silence has stigmatized mental health. The vivid and honest story that Bob Krulish tells of his struggle with bipolar disorder, and what an incorrect diagnosis cost him, is a beautiful example of how we explode that stigma. Bob brings laughter and humor to his story so that we can relate and understand without losing sight of the deep suffering that mental health problems can cause."
"Bob’s pioneering work reveals people living with mental health challenges for who they really are–people of incredible valor and undaunted resolve, heroes among us. When Screams Become Whispers will engender empathy and understanding in readers who have not walked this road. And it will carry special meaning for those on their own journey with bipolar disorder. It’s one thing to tell a person with a new diagnosis that there is hope; it’s another thing entirely to show them. Thank you, Bob, for reminding us all that no one has fallen too far to recover."
"Bob Krulish is an amazing human with an amazing story. His book, When Screams Become Whispers is a genuine portrayal of his loss, fight and ultimately, love for life. Through many trials and tribulations, this man is victorious over a mental illness that nearly destroyed him. Thank you, Bob Krulish, for taking the time and energy to share your story and make the world a healthier place. I’m grateful to know and work with you. Your friend, fan and skill coach."
"With When Screams Become Whispers, Bob Krulish not only demonstrates that there is hope for ending the suffering caused by bipolar disorder, he reminds us how important it is to have stories like his—stories of possibilities, empowerment and wellness—told well and told more often. This is an excellent and powerful work of advocacy on behalf of those suffering from a debilitating illness and those who care for them. "
"Bob Krulish is a living example of a mental health triumph. A hero’s journey. That is to say, he somehow has strength of character and determination that can withstand the extraordinary trials, struggles, and ups and downs that are the roller-coaster of living with a mental health challenge. His honesty, bravery, grit, and humor through it all – his humanness – is part of the glue that unites us in dispelling long-held stigma."
"I’ve worked with Bob as an advocate and storyteller for several years. What strikes me most about him is his honesty and his humor. He’s one of those rare people who can talk about the darkest of times and make you unafraid and not sad for him, you feel comfortable and comforted. Plus, he’s hilarious."
"I wish every hard thing in life came with a book like this. If you or someone you love has bipolar you need to read it. Bob tells you what life is like living with bipolar and then he gives you hope for how to deal with it. Listen and learn from doctors and therapists but keep this book in your back pocket. It’s what you’ll turn to when you need to be reminded that you’re not alone."