AUGUST 6 Speaker

Jane Thompson  


Coping with Bi-Polar Disorder in Yourself and Others

Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson

When Jane Thompson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she went to the Dallas library, and discovered there was exactly one book on the disorder, and the symptoms did not sound like hers. This was 1982, so there was no Internet.

It took years for her to find the right meds that enabled her to live and work normally. She again looked for books, and was finally able to find some and educate herself.

She looked for work and found jobs she could hold. Finally, she found a job as a writer-researcher, and from there found her dream job–as a writer. She applied for and got it, holding it for seven years.


“Just when I was convinced I would retire from there, I developed an allergy to the med the doctor at Parkland had given me and had to go off it immediately. I was a person with bipolar disorder and no medication. This led, inevitability, to unemployment. I wanted to write my own memoir about bipolar disorder to help others like me. This led to Sugar and Salt and to four other books and my joining the SGWL.”

PROGRAM begins at 7:00 pm on the second floor of the
Georgetown Public Library.

8 thoughts on “Home

  1. Sid Frost

    1. In the current newsletter, near the beginning, is a link to sgwl.org that goes to some foreign website.
    2. Could you add my website in the members list?


  2. Webmistress

    I fixed the errors in the newsletter, passed the information on to The Gabriel Writer editor and added your website to the members websites list. Thanks for letting me know about these issues.

  3. Sid Frost

    Oops. You fixed the displayed link, but didn’t change the link to part. You can test it by linking on each one. I did a refresh of my browser and still got the wrong links. These math problems are harder than they should be. This one is okay seven x — = 7, but the last one was — x 8 = 24. I had to count on my fingers.

  4. Florence Gould

    I would like to have a contact at the SGWL to receive publicity about the Hill Country Authors Series speakers. Our next speaker is Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill. He will be speaking at the Library on Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m. I’d like to send you a press release, poster, etc., to have for your Feb. meeting.

    Florence Gould
    Friends of the Georgetown Public Library

  5. Sid Frost

    I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Please feel free to send the information to me:

    Sid Frost
    Secretary, SGWL

    I will present what you sent above.

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