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Publication Date: 18 Apr 2019
Subject: Social sciences
Suitable for: Secondary
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31 authors write about their personal experiences with mental health issues.
Have you ever felt like you just couldn't get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says "you're 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?
You're not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It's easier to have a broken bone-something tangible that can be "fixed"-than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health.
Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.
NOTE : Contains drinking, drug taking and descriptions of suicide.
Stupid monsters and child surgeons by Maureen Johnson
Twenty pills by Robison Wells
Light and dark by Lauren Oliver
Escape clause by Jennifer L Armentrout
Twins by Amy Reed
Emphasis on the C by Aprilynne Pike
I am not this by Rachel M Wilson
The girl in the kitchen by Dan Wells
Therapy: the gift I give myself by Amber Benson
This is how you unravel by E Kristin Anderson
Some stuff by Sarah Fine
Beyond the bottom by Kelly Fiore-Stultz
All is see is hope by Ellen Hopkins
This thing inside me by Scott Neumyer
OCD: my tentacled monster by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Dirk by Francesca Lia Block