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
Language – R (47 swears + 2 censored swears, 4 “f” + 2 censored “f”), Mature Content – PG13; Violence – PG13; These 31 authors get down into the details of their realities, whether they themselves or those they love deal with mental illnesses. The difficulty for each of these authors to gather courage to share their experiences can be felt in each page as they address topics like anxiety, ADHD, depression, therapy, OCD, self-injury, shame, PTSD, worthlessness, loneliness, and so much more. Each ...more
Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that has been made when it comes to how we treat and react to mental illness, several of the stories also make it clear just how far we have to go since these are issues that many of us are inclined to hide or not know w ...more
Trigger Warning. This book may trigger or upset you if you or someone you love struggles with these mental illnesses; ADD, Addiction Alzheimer's, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, and Suicide are all mentioned repeatedly in this book.
This was really a truthful and honest look at mental illness from a variety of people. It was so interesting for me to see how different people struggle and experience mental illnesses. I struggle with a number of the problems mentioned in this book and ...more
The authors bear their souls to help others dealing with personal struggles!
Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Pulse for the opportunity to read and review Life Inside My Mind by numerous authors!
Thirty-one authors share their experiences in dealing with mental illness within the pages of this book. Maureen Johnson discusses her anxiety and how meditation and slowing down her schedule helped and continues to help her. I like her comparison of anxiety being a stupid monster that doesn’t know anything. ...more
Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety disorder, OCD/dermatillomania, and depression at the same time? IT SUCKS.
Simply because so many of the essays were about depression and anxiety, the standouts were essays like Cyn Balog's, where she talks about body dy ...more
Oh so important. Every essay in here is great.
A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up.
Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it worse. But I would 100% recommend it to anyone who has loved ones going through a rough time with their mental health or to anyone who feels stable enough in their journey with mental health that they could read about it w ...more
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE BOOK!
As someone with depression and panic disorder, this book gave me new hope and determination. You are not alone in your struggle with mental illness!
I will be forever recommending this to the patrons at my library.