‘Well… I Guess I’m Not Jesus’ is a true story or memoir by Adam Helbling. The main focus of the book is on his struggles with both bipolar disorder and a spinal cord injury.
In 2008 his struggles with bipolar disorder led him into a downward spiral where he made a series of bad decisions, including drug abuse and a spending spree. He ended up in a psychiatric hospital, ultimately believing that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Medications including antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, as well as excessive psychological therapy helped him to regain control of his mind.
Just two years after his first manic episode, at the age of 23, he helped lead the Ohio State Waterski Team to a National Title. Three months later he died in a serious car accident fueled by a second manic episode, but it wasn’t over. He suffered a serious spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed from the chest down.
‘Well… I Guess I’m Not Jesus’ concludes with his redemption after the accident where he found a life better than ever before. It includes a unique message and perspective for the audience. Readers will find this to be a one-of-a-kind account about someone who has lost both their mind and their body in the same lifetime.
It’s not always the bad kids that make the mistakes. The journey starts where Adam has great success both in academics and involvement and was chosen as one of 24 students that best represent The Ohio State University Senior Class in 2008.
As he once thought that he was the self-proclaimed “Marijuana Poster Child,” you will read about how the drug made him self-destructive where he pulled off some crazy and hilarious shenanigans.
The journey has its peaks of highs and lows, but in the end a great message is spread through all that was learned throughout the journey. It will make you take a second look at your life and make you ask, “What exactly is my purpose on this earth?”