In 2005, after 20 years of working for an Australian State Government Schools Teaching Service, author Kevin Munro suffered a severe bipolar nervous breakdown. To keep up his literary skills, he began to write. In Netted Rainbows, Munro ?documents? his illness through poems he wrote between 2005 and 2009 in Sydney, Australia. His record is filled with the ?pain? of bipolar disorder, complete with the mania and depression he suffered and overcame. He challenges readers to identify the different stages of his illness through reading his works, and believes they could come away being a ?lay? professional.