Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough, Undressed, and I’m Not Playing.
For over the past decade, Erica has worked with the mentally ill population on multiple platforms. She worked in two acute inpatient psych wards in LA County. She conducted homeless outreach for the chronically mentally ill. She has been an ongoing pioneer for mental health awareness through her books and advocacy. In the most recent years, Erica has worked with families in an effort to help support those in crisis with their mentally ill loved ones by providing psycho education, and linkage to resources in the community for hope and recovery.
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Inside the Insane is a memoir that takes an in-depth look at Erica’s struggles with Bipolar II, as well as a first hand account of life inside a psychiatric crisis ward in Los Angeles, California. From patients suffering from chronic paranoid schizophrenia to bipolar disorder disease, to major depressive disorder, Inside the Insane takes the reader inside the walls of the mentally insane and manifests the realities of the human condition.
Screaming at the Void contains Erica’s masterfully crafts poetry for the modern reader dealing with real life issues, while John Brusseau brings to life the symbolic meaning unconsciously embedded in Erica’s poetry through psychological analysis. This is open and honest poetry that draws you in with Erica’s undeterred pursuit for truth and understanding. This is poetry. It is hopeful; it is shocking; and it is significant. This is analysis. You will feel the impact of insight blooming in your mind.
What Men Should Know About Women is a provocative, fiercely honest, and often times humorous collection of poetry about the relationship between men and women. This book takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of a woman’s perspective of sexuality combined with Erica’s personal struggles with the intricacies of the human condition with acute depth and knowledge.
What Women Should Know About Men is a jaw dropping book of poems written from a male’s perspective, that manifesting the intricacies of relationships and experiences of sexuality. These poems are fearless in their exploration of the human condition, exposing the heart, mind, and soul of a modern day poet.
Diamonds From The Rough is a collection of poetry taken from a span of over two decades of writings. From her time living in New York City and Los Angeles, this collection covers a variety of topics. She writes with a cunning wit, directness and playfulness that shocks the reader.
Undressed delves into current social issues, coupled with a no holds barred look at Erica’s personal real life experiences. Alongside her poems she provides commentary which unleashes keen insight into her work, and allows the reader to dive deep into her mind. It is raw, real, provocative, and often times shocks the reader in its courageous look at life as a modern day woman. “Stay low, and drive hard.” – eml
I’m Not Playing is a first hand account of the corruption of probate conservatorship in Los Angeles County. After the unexpected death of Loberg’s Father, her Mother becomes conserved by a private conservator who proceeds to steal all the family belongings from the house, and inflict financial abuse upon Loberg’s Mother. I’m Not Playing is a story of triumph, as Loberg fights to navigates through a world of criminal and crooked behavior. It is a tell-all that sheds light into the untold truths of the conservatorship world of elderly abuse that has transpired for decades, and the network of people working behind it. Available on Amazon.
TALES OF MANIC DEPRESSION provides insight into mental health, and living with Bipolar II.