Andy Behrman is the author of “Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania,” published by Random House.
His book has been translated into six languages. He is a mental health advocate and speaker who promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention and fights stigma, speaking to college audiences, mental health care professionals and local and national mental health support groups.
His writing has appeared in “The New York Times Magazine,” “New York Magazine” and he is a frequent contributor to about.com/bipolar. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, NPR Radio and on the cover of Bipolar Magazine. He was interviewed by Stephen Fry for his documentary, “Secret Life of a Manic Depressive” which aired on the BBC and he will appear in a documentary called “In His Own Mind,” a film which traces his illness over a period of decade directed and produced by Brian Cresto. “Electroboy” is being made into a feature film which will start shooting in September 2013.
Behrman maintains a website at http://www.electroboy.com and can be found on Twitter @electroboyusa and on Facebook at “Electroboy Behrman.” He lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters who are five and seven years old, is currently finishing a sequel to his first book and never dreamed he would attend Parent Association meetings. Listen to the replay free 24/7 October 9th 2012 show