Sixty Days to Sanity, A College Freshman's Struggle to Overcome Mental Illness

In the fall of 1989, Pete Barnes was a wide-eyed teenager bound for college. Less than a month later, he was fighting his way out of a padded room. Millions of people face the stigma from mental illness. Sixty Days to Sanity attempts to fight misconceptions of bipolar disorder by bringing the reader along for the ride. More

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About Pete Barnes

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The author has lived successfully with Bipolar Disorder for more than twenty years without relapse. A person suffering from mental illness who tackles life with such vigor gives a valuable perspective to patients and family members who are trying to understand how to cope with Bipolar Disorder. By sharing the intimate details of his experience, he hopes to chip away at the stigma associated with the condition.

Pete Barnes spent fifteen years in a successful career in advertising sales, and co-created a year long stand-up comedy series in Snowmass, Colorado in 2007. He now lives in his home town of Philadelphia, working in the renewable energy field, and rooting for the Eagles and Phillies.

He completed six years of service to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1994, competed in a triathlon in 2000, and currently snowboards and mountain bikes for recreation.

"I wrote a book to help others understand what a severe manic episode is. I've realized the person who needed to understand the story the most was me." Pete Barnes

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