Author: Alice A. Holstein, Ed.D.

Alice Holstein, Ed.D. has struggled with manic depression for 20 years, 12 of them horrific, before establishing a solid recovery in recent years. Her career as an Organization Development consultant, college teacher, and author was interrupted by the illness. She now works as a peer support specialist in the mental health field, also receiving the 2010 “Shooting Star” award from the Greater La Crosse Area Mental Health Coalition. Alice is a popular public speaker and is currently writing about mental illness as a spiritual path.

Tough Grace

Posted on March 7, 2011 by

For 12 years, a once-proud career woman struggled with manic depression, becoming a “bag lady” and experiencing more than a dozen hospitalizations, before entering recovery.