Which mental illness-related books have you read?
Even though I have been reading and writing about mental health for the past 3 years, I still get confused from time to time with the overwhelming amount of acronyms used in the mental health field (job/degree titles, meds, treatment centers, etc). THERE ARE SO MANY. I decided to make a list of some that [...]
Hi, friend. Maybe you are reading this because you have just been diagnosed with a mental illness. Maybe you are reading this because you are a parent of someone who have just been diagnosed. Maybe you are reading this because you are a friend or significant other to this diagnosed person. First, [...]
1. You can tell that someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. 2. Men don't get eating disorders. 3. Eating disorders are simply lifestyle choices and can easily be stopped at any time. 4. Anorexia is the only life-threatening eating disorder. 5. Recovery is rare. 6. These disorders are a result of [...]
"Depression, that's one thing- lot of people have depression, and they're not crazy. Bipolar, schizophrenia- that's crazy. That's mental illness- the psychos, the nut cases, the incurably insane, the muttering bag ladies and bums, the freaks. So I take my meds, and don't accept the name for what I have." -"Madness: [...]
I'm halfway through "Madness" & I love it. This memoir captures the complexity of mental illness by looking at the comorbidity with eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, and alcoholism (self-medicating). The disorders feed off of each other, making treatment even more tricky. It shows how complicated treatment can be, even when you are [...]