Relationships are hard; life is hard. When someone battles mental illnesses, it can be harder still. Do you know someone who is struggling with mental illness and want to help support them?

To understand a mental illness, you have to get into the mind of someone who’s fighting it. This book does just that. It’s raw, honest, yet hopeful, and 100% true. It will show you what is going on in their head sometimes, and why—even when you try to be supportive—they don’t always accept it.

Are you yourself warring with a mental illness?

Julie Ann’s powerful autobiography can help you live a more successful life, even while battling things like Bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She’ll help you overcome the derogatory lies that your brain tells you and accept the loving truths from those who care. Learn to love yourself again. Know you’re not alone.

Failure to Thrive: My Journey Into Mental Illness provides more insight into depression and bi-polar disorder. The author talks candidly about the ups and downs and her struggles with food, schooling, jobs, relationship fears, and children. One of the points she makes is how mental illness affects these basic aspects of life -- how it makes it harder and how we need to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness. She also states how important strong communication is. I think it's so important for family members to understand and respond to them with encouragement. I like that the author gives resources at the end of the book. My family has dealt with my family member's (and extended family members') bi-polar illnesses, I think we are doing much better in understanding the lapses, but for so many years we all dealt with it in different ways. My mother never flagged in her support of my sibling, not when she went to the hospital to visit him, not when she had to wire him money to get him home again from one of his "road trips" during manic phases. I love that the author encourages family and friends to learn about more about mental illness and avoid making it worse. I appreciate this book, building awareness and the outreach to society.

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