Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Review

Your favorite YA authors including Kami Garcia, Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental illness in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD.

Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every single day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good-looking enough,” “not thin enough,” or “not smart enough?” Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day?

You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. And many of them are people you know—you know them because they write the books that you’re reading.

Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. It takes aim at ending the shame of mental illness. With the intention of providing hope to those who are suffering, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member battle mental illness, and opening the floodgates to conversations about mental illness, Side Effects tackles the stigmas around mental illness in a new and refreshing way.

Title:Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
Edition Language:English

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    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles Reviews

  • Lydia

    OMG someone else has these thoughts and feelings too...

  • The Book Girl

    Trigger Warning. This book may trigger or upset you if you or someone you love struggles with these mental illnesses; ADD, Addiction Alzheimer's, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, and Suic...

  • Allison ?hikes the bookwoods?

    An insightful collection of essays about living with different types of mental illness....

  • Kelly

    Weird that the description on Goodreads mentions Kami Garcia; she's not actually in the collection. That said: a solid collection of essays about living with mental illness, either as a sufferer or so...

  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)

    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got for review via Edelweiss.Look, I’m constantly mentioning the fact that I’m mentally ill on this site. Generalized anxiety disorder...

  • TheYALibrarian

    DNF 30%Got too repetitive and lost interest. May return to it another time......

  • Seroxx83

    anthologies/essays is hard to rate because of all the different views and I just find it hard to connect when each story is so short . Some I liked and could relate to, others just didn’t do it for...

  • Jasmine

    Very good anthology. As with many anthologies, this can be a pretty mixed bag. We have pieces that I'm super grateful for and were personally useful to me (didn't know bipolar could present like that!...

  • Amanda (StarDustPanda)

    (Warning this book may upset you if you have or if you have someone you love who has these mental illness : Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADD, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer, Bulimia, Anorexia, Addiction, Bo...

  • Gabri

    Books on mental illness, especially when based on real life experiences, are so hard to rate because it almost feels like it's a judgement of the experience. Therefore I want to start off by saying ho...