Our Books

Martin Baker and Fran Houston are co-authors of High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder and No One is Too Far Away: Notes from a Transatlantic Friendship.


High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder

We are best friends living three thousand miles apart. Fran has lived with depression and bipolar disorder for over twenty years: Marty is her main support, carer and lifeline. In High Tide, Low Tide: The Caring Friend’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder (Nordland Publishing, 2016) we share what we’ve learned about growing a close, mutually supportive relationship between a “well one” and an “ill one”.

Using plain, non-technical language, real life conversations and examples from our own experience, we offer original approaches and practical tips for taking the good and the bad “One step at a time”. Uniquely, we show how technology and the internet mean no one is too far away to be cared for, or to care.

Written from the well one’s perspective, our book focuses on being there. Discover how to build a relationship strong and flexible enough to handle mania, depression, and suicidal thinking. Explore what illness means, learn strategies for wellness and how best to support your friend and take care of yourself, whether you live on the same street or oceans apart.

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Also on Goodreads and in libraries around the world.

No One is Too Far Away: Notes From a Transatlantic Friendship

Available in print and for Kindle, No One is Too Far Away: Notes From a Transatlantic Friendship (Eliezer Tristan Publishing, 2018) showcases the very best of our blog posts and articles.

Friendship is a beautiful part of life and an important component of long-term wellness. When Martin Baker met Fran Houston online, he never imagined that they would develop a connection that transcends time zones and international boundaries.

In Notes from a Transatlantic Friendship, journal entries from Baker and Houston show us the deep-rooted value of intimate bonds and shared experiences. Through their writings, the authors demonstrate that mental illness needn’t be a barrier; indeed it can be the glue that holds people together.

No One is Too Far Away: Notes From a Transatlantic Friendship is available in print and for Kindle from Amazon (COM | UK) and in print from Barnes and Noble and other booksellers. Also on Goodreads.