Where is the Christian perspective on mental illness? Christy Nottingham did something about it with her devotional book about her struggles with bipolar disorder. If you have experienced the ups and downs of bipolar or know someone who has, this is the book for you. Christy Nottingham was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2000 and searched to find the Christian perspective of the disease and was not able to find any materials on the subject. Through this devotional she brings Scripture verses and tells her story to illustrate God's love for those who struggle with mental illness.