Nearly a year later, Forney has released her most recent graphic novel, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. An eagerly-awaited follow up to Marbles, Rock Steady is more self-help than personal memoir, offering a step-by-step approach to managing mood disorders. While Marbles was more focused on Forney’s personal journey with bipolar disorder, Rock Steady takes the next step and aims to help those dealing with mood disorders and their loved ones to understand and manage the complexities of mental health. As always, Forney’s signature cartoon graphics that accompany the text strike a balance between education and fun, making the topic more approachable and easier to digest.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the painting of “You Have Company” and contributed to NAMI Indiana. We look forward to continuing to support education and awareness of mental health issues.
You can learn more about Ellen Forney’s new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, here. And you can learn more about the “You Have Company,” mural and the Every Part Matters public art project here.