It Comes from Within is a compilation of articles, worksheets and personal narratives that shine a light on Bipolar Illness, an issue that is often kept in the dark. Co-authors Michael Solomon and Gloria Hochman, want everyone who struggles with a mental health issue to know that he or she is not alone. It Comes from Within is the story of how Mike and the mental health movement have gained understanding and maturity, and how every reader can do the same.
Michael has lived with Bipolar Illness since the summer of 1974. However, the initial diagnosis was Depression. In 1975 at the Carrier Clinic/Foundation, doctors changed Michael's diagnosis to Bipolar which started him on a journey into the world of Mental Health/Illness. Since that time and despite many mood swings and challenges that accompany Bipolar Illness, Michael has worked primarily in the helping profession. A one-time sales manager for AMS Brokerage (Abraham Martin Solomon)-a father and son food brokerage business, Michael lives in Montgomery County, PA with his wife Judy, a retired school teacher, and their three television sets.