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
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situations written by various Young Adults authors for the youth of today and edited by Jessica Burkhart.
This anthology not only explores how to cope and live with many different mental illnesses, but how to deal with i ...more
Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable.
I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are dealing with mental health, some essays do deal with addiction, self-harm ect. so if you do suffer from these these things, please be mindful of your triggers while you read.).
Such an important addition to the discussion about mental health in YA lit. Highly recommend
A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else.
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
It takes a lot to come out of the mental illness closet. Our country has the worst stigma when it comes to people whose minds don't operate at 100%. I know this because I am in a constant battle with anxiety, depression, and especially OCD. At times I feel completely overwhelmed and want to give up, but having a solid medication and a supportive family of my own creation (friends are the family you choose) makes it a worthwhile fight. These authors laid their stories out unapologetically and unc ...more
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