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A Promise of Hope: A Woman with Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment That Cured Her | [Autumn Stringam]

A Promise of Hope: A Woman with Bipolar Disorder and the Miraculous Treatment That Cured Her

Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn was in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch by the time she was 22. Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying that his family feared for their lives.
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Publisher's Summary

Some children inherit the family nose. Autumn Stringam and her brother Joseph inherited bipolar disorder, a severe mental illness that led to the suicides of their mother and grandfather. Autumn was in a psychiatric hospital on suicide watch by the time she was 22. Joseph, at 15, was prone to violent episodes so terrifying that his family feared for their lives. But after Autumn and Joseph began taking a nutritional supplement developed by their father - and based, incredibly, on a formula given to aggressive hogs - their symptoms disappeared, and today they both lead normal, productive lives.

A Promise of Hope is the story of Autumn's flight from madness to wellness and an astonishing scientific account of a treatment that has also helped thousands of others. It is a powerful call for a new understanding of mental illness, its causes and its treatments.

©2007 Autumn Stringham; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

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    Jillian Lavington, NSW, Australia 07-27-09
    Jillian Lavington, NSW, Australia 07-27-09
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    "Fasten Your Seatbelt!"

    You are in for a real roller coaster with this great read. A beautifully written and excellently read book. The memories and descriptions are so precise I almost felt the pain, the mania and the joy.
    The details of the fight for Truehope are like another roller coaster. I found it hard to switch off.
    I work with people with mental illness and now have a much greater understanding of bipolar. A fantastic read, a book which should be read by all those who would deprive us of our right to chose how we care for our health. I was touched, moved, stunned, amazed. Congratulations Autumn, and your family,on your book and your life.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brittina Pleasant Grove, UT, USA 03-15-10
    Brittina Pleasant Grove, UT, USA 03-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Incredible Story!"

    Autumn tells an incredible story about her life and overcoming her bipolar through vitamins and minerals... a cure that her father came by to save her brother and herself from their bipolar disease..... Sounds a little far-fetched but this really is an incredible story. A must read for anyone who knows, or has, bipolar or depression.

    I love that Autumn reads and narrates the story herself. She is a delight to listen to throughout the story....

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Boise, ID, United States 01-30-13
    Julie Boise, ID, United States 01-30-13
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    "Truly Amazing Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Promise of Hope to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the printed version, but loved the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Autumn is a woman of courage and inspiration. I have had the pleasure of meeting her personally and she love her authenticity.


    Which character – as performed by Autumn Stringam – was your favorite?

    Dad


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    cried my eyes out.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazing Love 10-14-12

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    "So honest it's scary"
    If you could sum up A Promise of Hope in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, Insightful, Emotional


    What other book might you compare A Promise of Hope to and why?

    I honestly have never read any book like this. It is one of a kind to me.


    Have you listened to any of Autumn Stringam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to her before but she was perfect for this book bc she knew exactly what to say & how to say it bc they were her words.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    One girls struggle within the darkness of mental illness.


    Any additional comments?

    I have too much to say about this book but not enough time to write it.
    It is her story, her truth, her peace & the families legacy.
    I stumbled upon this book in audible when looking for different books about bipolar & bpd to add to my collection of hundreds of self help books that I haven't read. I read the summary & thought yeah ok in regards to the cure but another part of me was curious when I listened to the sample bc she is very detailed & precise & passionate.
    This is the first & only book I have read/listened to its entirety since high school bc I usually get distracted & bored.
    But this book relates to everything about my life bc of my struggle with my thoughts, feelings, emotions & behaviors.
    It brought me a sigh of relief to know that I am not the only one w/ some of these very valid concerns & thoughts she mentioned.
    I also value all of the truth she wrote about the relationships with her mother & how she saw her & what she hoped as a child bc I not only have been there growing up w/ a bipolar alcoholic abusive & angry father but most importantly I am a mother so it really reminded me of a child's perspective & how my 5 yr old son & 2 yr old daughter will not be able to understand or comprehend some of my behaviors or emotions & it is crucial that I remind them when I am angry that it isn't their fault.. They are precious & I love them no matter what my mood may be today or tomorrow nothing can change my heart.
    I know that when people meet me & I am in an angry or depressed mood they will probably think that I am miserable or that I hate my life when in fact it is so far from the truth I love every blessing in my life it is only hard to love myself bc of the thoughts & feelings I have..
    I really do thank Autumn for this book bc there are so many things I will remember for the rest of my life & to know that there are certain nutrients that could just be missing from my diet which can help me is just icing on the cake.
    Thank you for adding to my hope & my faith!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kim MISSOULA, MT, United States 04-10-12
    kim MISSOULA, MT, United States 04-10-12

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    "She has given me hope"
    What made the experience of listening to A Promise of Hope the most enjoyable?

    I am not alone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Promise of Hope?

    The courtroom drama


    What does Autumn Stringam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her memories - her thoughts - her feelings - her urgency are found in her voice through all of her story. What an amazing woman.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Terror filled my heart when her mother lost all hope.


    Any additional comments?

    If you know someone with a bipolar disorder, please let them know, there is hope and this woman has found it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Koh Kuala Lumpur 12-12-14
    Justin Koh Kuala Lumpur 12-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story in great narration!"
    What did you love best about A Promise of Hope?

    The down to earth struggles of a bipolar disorder sufferer and her family.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Autumn. As a fellow suffer, she sang my life song too, as she pen her's.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried like a pig when she tells of the manic depression episode as I relive mine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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