My Top 6 Books about Mental Illness


Absolutely great list and post to read and books to check out

Fighting to Find Myself

As May is the annual Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it would be fitting to combine my love of reading with my desire to raise awareness for mental health. So here we have it! A list of my favorite mental health themed books!

Believarexic by J.J. Johnson

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Believarexic follows the life of fifteen year old Jennifer after she discloses to her parents that she has an eating disorder. The story begins with her admission into the Samuel Tuke Centre, a treatment facility, and from there the book follows her through the ups and downs of recovery.

This books is my #1 book of 2016 so far! I absolutely LOVED it and I would recommend it to anyone, especially those who have struggled with an eating disorder as well as individuals who are interested in learning more about the disorders.

The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood


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About Musings of a mad woman

“Mental labels don’t define who I am, time and aging only gets me closer to those I love, will love, and have loved” ~ S.L. Cato I’ve battle Bipolar disorder for at least 15+ years, toss in a couple more labels I’ve collected such as generalized anxiety disorder PTSD. This battle is pretty amazing and out of this world and at times a dark rollercoaster ride. The medication, the manic episodes, and mania can be pretty humorous. The hypersexuality, drugs, anxiety, depression, ghosts, and parenting. I’ve certainly felt the sting of the “crazy” stigma, but I’m here today. Bipolar is my superpower. I hope by sharing my musings it helps others understand the labels situation whispered behind closed doors. Please feel free to share my stories, rantings and musings. Read more about me in my post "Who is the Mad Woman"

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