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Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness

Show Me All Your Scars True Stories of Living with Mental Illness Every year one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder In these true stories writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended What do you do when y

  • Title: Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness
  • Author: Lee Gutkind Karen Wolk Feinstein Andy Smart Ryan Bloom Annita Sawyer Joyce O'Connor Madeline Strong Diehl Leslie Smith Townsend
  • ISBN: 9781937163259
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself or when you yourself hear such voicEvery year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself or when you yourself hear such voices Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards of living with mental illness.

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    1. The bravery in this book is unparalleled. Right now, all I can do is cry. The twenty essays in this anthology are written through the scars of childhood, war; the endless circle of perpetrator and survivor: "It is the rare serious perpetrator who was not also a victimIt is the rare death row inmate whole life does not read like a case study of extreme deprivation and abuse. It is the rare juvenile incarcerated in an adult prison for rape or murder who has had anything other than the cruelest of [...]

    2. A beautiful eye-opening look into mental illness. It made me rethink what I have thought about the mentally ill and the diseases they suffer from. This was not just a psychology textbook about symptoms, causes, and effects, but personal experiences, emotions---horrors put into words. I found I could only read a couple of the experiences at a time because they were so intense.

    3. First, I think EVERYONE should read this book. What a great way to give someone a glimpse of what 20 lives with mental illness looks like and feels like. Let's put those labels and assumptions away and begin to listen and try to understand experiences that differ from our own. Mental illness carries such stigma and secretism in our society, when in actuality, it is treatable and worthy of awareness and funded research. As we continue to bring authentic stories of mental illness (and not just ugl [...]

    4. Some essays were brutal to get through because of the pain exposed. They all taught me something new about how people cope with their or their loved one’s mental illness. Definitely recommend.

    5. Show Me All Your Scars, edited by Lee Gutkind, is an impactful, informative, and encouraging collection of narratives that describe personal accounts dealing with all forms of mental illness. The authors all pitch in to bring awareness to common diseases seen as abnormal to the common people. By sharing their experiences, the writers beautifully accomplish insightful literary works to bring recognition and appreciation to those battling depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, [...]

    6. Pittsburgh's creative non-fiction guy edits another strong collection.Gutkind is the guy who rounds up the stories and tells them. This time he's collected a bunch of brutally honest essays about bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD (both combat-related and otherwise), and severe depression. Because illnesses affect entire families, some of the stories are told not by the patient, but by a family member, a choice some mental health advocates may bristle at, given that caretaker stories often tr [...]

    7. While there were a couple of stories I felt could have had stronger writing, this book overall is so important and well done. I am not only impressed in terms of its willingness to tell very tough stories, but in the quality of the telling. There is a good mix of mental health concerns tackled within these pages, and all of the pieces are so brave and personal. It's only through the honest sharing of this kind of true tales in all their pain and joy, with their terrible travails and surprising g [...]

    8. I received a copy of this book through a giveaway.The essays in this book are raw and powerful. People, suffering or recovering or suffering and recovering from mental illness, strip themselves bare and recount their struggles with depression, anxiety, cutting, suicidal ideation, and even trichotillomania (did you know there was a word for pulling out your hair?). This book is an important step in the effort to destigmatize mental illness. It may be potentially triggering to those of us who exp [...]

    9. Trying to understand what it is like to be mentally ill or what it's like to live with someone who is mentally ill is a challenge for all of us. After all, if one hasn't "been there," the behaviors of those living with mental illness can sometimes be annoying, scary, or embarrassing. Show Me All Your Stars, a collection of essays written by the mentally ill and those whose loved ones are living with mental illness, helped me to see the behaviors much more clearly. Some of the essays are shocking [...]

    10. 3.5 stars. 20 essays from people who have suffered/lived with some form of mental illness. What struck me most as I read through them - as they told their experience from a child's perspective or mother's perspective,etc. - is what a gift it is to have a parent who is stable, with a clear and firm mind. When do we ever think to thank our parents for that? I liked how one essay promoted, The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog. One of my favorite books.Warning: Not exactly a cheery holiday read.

    11. Overall a fairly solid collection of mental health stories. Most of them were interesting and the ones that weren't were at least bearable. One or two of them I would say I even learned something from by glimpsing into other people's lives. A nice introduction if you want to get a feel for the spectrum that is mental illness.

    12. Full disclosure: I have an essay in this book. But I'm so impressed with the other 19 or so essays that I feel I can objectively review it. Such raw, surprising writing about mental illness, as experienced by the writers themselves or their family members and friends. I truly believe this is an important book--and a great read.

    13. This is a book of 20 personal essays written by those who have lived with or ate currently living with a variety of mental illness. Each story makes you need to stop and take a breath before you can move on. This is as real as it gets and the essays are beautifully written and beg to be shared. It is raw and brave and beautiful.

    14. A book with short stories about people's personal experiences with the many forms of mental illness.A great idea for a book, I believe there is still alot of stigma attached to mental illness and was interesting to learn how people have coped and learned to live with it.

    15. I so appreciate the purpose of this book. The last story frightened and confused me but the rest made a lot of sense and got me thinking about how to reduce the stigma in my own mind and accept some of the things I haven't been able to accept.

    16. This book is incredible. It pulls away the curtain on various mental illnesses with truth and dignity. The stories within these pages are at times heartbreaking, but there is a sense of hope in the telling.

    17. An insightful collection of stories about what it is like to live with mental illness, or live with someone with mental illness. Lots of writing styles. Some stories have truly magnificent writing.

    18. Well-written, brave, honest and unique stories. I can only read about one story a week though, because it is a heavy topic.

    19. Fascinating collection of stories written by people who either suffer from mental illness or know someone who does.

    20. This book was powerful - stories of those brave enough to share their truth and the challenges they have to bear every day. The last sentence of the book.'If the mind is a mystery, it is surely a holy mystery, one that leaves room for grace'. Some find hope in having a purpose in life.

    21. I love this book. Having suffered from depression and anxiety myself, I could relate to the stories. I am a firm believer that we need to bring mental illness out of the closet. Once society starts to accept that it is truly part of daily life, maybe then we will begin to see the necessary testing and medicines that will make it easier to live with some of these issues.

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