About the Authors

About Brienne

BipolHER, the first book by Brienne Hicks, is a gripping memoir about the reality of living with mental illness. Her frank and honest style chronicles not only her personal struggles but also those of a parent and a member of society. Brienne, a native of Sarnia, Ontario, credits her Grandpa, John Sawer for inspiring her to write bipolHER, 

A passionate advocate for addiction and mental health, Brienne’s other interests include cooking and entertaining (on her good days), exploring new places with her daughter and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Brienne, right, with her parents Laurie and George. stand in front of the newly-opened residential withdrawal management stabilization and transition facility, known as Ryan's House. Handout/Sarnia This Week jpg, SW
About Katie

Katie Kuperman is a passionate author, copywriter, entrepreneur and mother. Situated in Toronto, Canada, Katie lives with her family and is the owner and principal copywriter of Striking Content, a content writing and strategizing business. Her life is rich with a breadth of experiences ranging from competitive sport and travel, to academics and entrepreneurship, to motherhood and the pursuit of dreams.

Katie writes with intent and purpose to make her readers feel, learn and do. It is her hope and her vision that, through her writing, she may be the ink that dots the lives of others in positive and meaningful way.


If You Need Help

"You are worthy because you were born"

These are some of the numbers and ways to ask for help:

Canada Suicide Prevention Line: 1-833-456-4566

CMHA: phone numbers are different in each area. Go to your local hospital and ask for the Crisis Nurse

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 OR text CONNECT to 686868

NEVER HESITATE TO CALL 911 if you are in a crisis. Simply tell the operator that you need help right away.

Buy The Book


Brienne is bipolar.
Katie is not.

The two come together in this book with their contrasting, yet powerfully complementary stories and points of view.

Gain insight into your own diagnosis or better understand that of someone you love.
Know you’re not alone.
Realize you can do something.

Laugh, cry and let your jaw drop to the ground as you turn the pages of this Rated R (RAW and REAL) version of the truth about mental illness, that also delivers practical, apply-now “life recipes” to get you through.


Upcoming Appearances

I will be speaking at the International Women’s Day by Platinum Properties on March 8th at the Dante Club in Sarnia.

All proceeds will be donated to Canadian Mental Health!

For more information and to buy tickets, click on the button below.

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