But growing up with a severely mentally ill mother as her guide, meant it was never going to be easy.
While My Alien Self would be inspiring for any sufferer, their families or medical teams in its honest insights into living with a mental illness, it also has universal appeal. For who at times has not felt their life spin into chaos and wondered what is normal? This story effectively and openly highlights just how fine the line is between what is normal and what is mental illness. And everyone who reads it will be able to relate to it.
This is a completely honest, warts n all account detailing the emotional and at times harrowing story of Amanda Green, who for many years lived with an undiagnosed mental illness: Borderline Personality Disorder. In a world governed by mood swings, clinical depression and OCD, Amanda bravely attempts to uncover her past, using a lifetime of diaries and other mementos, the complete log she has always kept of her life. It’s as if she has always known she would one day need them. Slowly she must learn to recognise the alien self she sees in her diaries as being her, the ‘her’ she has managed to dissociate from, and she must find a way to turn her life around. She knows she must learn to control her moods – before they control her completely. Her story is told using combination of journal/diary, narrative, emails and texts. It shows her life as she grew up until her diagnosis and how finally she learned to overcome many of the facets of her condition –to live a ‘normal’ life.
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