New Book Take Readers into the Lives of 12 Women Living with Mental Illness
"Real Life Diaries: Living with Mental Illness" aims to help raise awareness and combat the stigma of individuals living with different forms of mental illness
By: AlyBlue Media
According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, in any given year nearly 10 million Americans experience a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
"These women have learned to live with a lifelong disorder. Real Life Diaries gives them a fresh platform to share their stories and give hope to others in a way that is both empowering and healing," stated Cheldelin Fell, who also created the award-winning series Grief Diaries. "Stories are effective at connecting information to emotions in a way people can relate to, and becomes a catalyst for better understanding."
The anthology is coauthored by mental health advocate Carrie Worthington. After Carrie's husband was diagnosed with bipolar, she found there wasn't a lot of support in general, and immersed herself into the world of mental health by joining and volunteering with NAMI where she helped grow the NAMI Will-Grundy chapter. Carrie herself lives with depression, anxiety, and trichotillomania. "For all my years of work on stigma, I know that I am such proof that mental illness is not who you are but what you have," says Worthington.
Real Life Diaries: Living with Mental Illness is available in 40,000 retail outlets around the world including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book is donated to National Alliance for Mental Illness.
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