Your favorite YA authors including Kami Garcia, Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental illness in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD.Have you ever felt like you just couldnt get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every single day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says youre not good enough, not good-looking enough, not thin enough, or not smart enough? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is just so on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day?Youre not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. And many of them are people you knowyou know them because they write the books that youre reading.Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. It takes aim at ending the shame of mental illness. With the intention of providing hope to those who are suffering, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member battle mental illness, and opening the floodgates to conversations about mental illness, Side Effects tackles the stigmas around mental illness in a new and refreshing way....
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Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Reviews
Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness.
I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writing about their individual situations but all are honest and give details that might make some readers uncomfortable. I do not think this should be a deterrent, however.
Overall I found the book encouraging. The emphas ...more
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A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read.
In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded look at the ripple effect of mental illness within our lives and in society. Authors explain their journey to mental health and provide concrete explanations of what works for them currently. There is a strong focus ...more
These authors did a wonderful job telling their stories. The essays are moving and relatable. I can't stop mentioning this book to people. We need more of it out in the world helping those who would otherwise remain silent.
I received a free digital copy of this book via NetGalley.
This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. Yet, each author implores readers to get help (professional help) and ultimately presents an “it can get better” mentality. An excellent resource for high school libraries.
I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom.
If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all point to the fact that there is a way to manage and survive with many kinds of mental health issues. There are tips, suggestions, and just plain old good vibes to light the way. There is always a way to go forward in ...more
OMG someone else has these thoughts and feelings too
(Warning this book may upset you if you have or if you have someone you love who has these mental illness : Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADD, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer, Bulimia, Anorexia, Addiction, Body Dystopia and Suicidal)
Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited when I learned about this book I’ve been dealing with my depression and anxiety since I was 18 though I think I had them long before that I just thought it was normal and they weren’t as severe back then so finding out my ...more