Real Life Diaries: Living with Mental Illness


Depression. Anxiety. Bipolar. Schizophrenia. Trichotillomania. These are just a few of the many different mental disorders that affect millions worldwide. But what really happens when someone is diagnosed with mental illness? What therapies work best? Can a cure be found? Will life ever return to normal?

In Living with Mental Illness, ordinary people who live with different forms of mental illness invite readers inside their world and give honest—sometimes profound—answers to common questions. Confessing struggles, fears, and hopes, the collection of heartfelt stories offers firsthand insight into the diversity of mental illness from nonclinical perspectives, and highlights the unexpected ways ordinary people find strength, courage, and hope even when bound by societal stigma.

PUBLISHED: June 20, 2017
PAGES: 304 pages