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mandarchy
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Tonight is my second NAMI basics class. It's a 6 week program for caregivers. If you are struggling with mental illness or dealing with a loved one who suffers, I cannot express how helpful this is. Lots of reading. #endthestigma

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mandarchy
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This book was fascinating. Lots of stories about defectology - I'm glad we call it neurodiversity today. This paragraph really hits home. I wish my son had autism instead of schizophrenia. You can talk about autism. Schizophrenia is unspeakable. There's so much to learn about the brain and its not the end of the world. #endthestigma

WJCintron Agree!! ❤ Didn't know about that book. I'll add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing. I tagged a book I read, it's a YA book, fiction, but there are parts that are really good. You can see the point of view of the boy and what medication does, which unfortunately it's like that, they over medicate, or not medicate at all or change medication a LOT. Not fair, and that's what I like about the book. I don't know if you read it. 2mo
mandarchy @WJCintron I haven't read that. I'll have to check it out. Medication is crazy. My favorite med problem is when they change the color shape or size of a med used by a paranoid schizophrenic. 🤔 really makes it hard to stay with the program. 2mo
mandarchy @WJCintron wow! I just looked at it and added it to my tbr list. Looks really good. 2mo
WJCintron @mandarchy It gets better as you read. LOVE that you are in his head, and get to see what he's thinking, feeling and how he reacts to medication. They made a movie. I didn't like it at ALL! lol maybe it's just me, but the book is way better. The theme of religion at first, I didn't like all the criticism, it hit a nerve, but then that stops and you see the purpose at the end. Hope you like it! 👍 😃 2mo
mandarchy @WJCintron when I looked at the book profile I saw that they had made a movie, but the reviews didn't look good. 2mo
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mandarchy
Fighting Words | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Pickpick

This is what I did today. I couldn't put it down. Five stars. It was so snowing good. And powerful. #tomorrowismybestday #ampersand #endthestigma

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j.rye
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Pickpick

I am usually not a soapbox kind of person. But everyone should read this book. Whether you have a child with special needs or not, you will laugh and cry, and hopefully understand. Sometimes having a child with a hidden disability makes me feel so alone... and judged... and crazy. But this book actually makes me feel normal for once. If I could buy a million copies and hand them out on the street, I would.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!

mandarchy I just added it to my TBR list. My son has a hidden disability that is basically unmentionable. I constantly hear that he's spoiled and lazy. If people new the underlying reason, they'd maybe treat him better. But I want to protect his privacy. So I often ask people if they would treat him better if they could see it in his face, why do they need proof that he deserves better? It's hard. 11mo
j.rye @mandarchy it‘s pretty similar here. Ducky is obviously adorable and looks ‘normal.‘ But he had ASD and unique challenges. I hate explaining it to people because why the f should I have to? Just stop staring, Karen! 11mo
mandarchy Sometimes I laugh and sometimes I cry. My son growls at people when he thinks they are out of line. He says there is a monster inside him (his obsession is Godzilla). I work hard to #endthestigma but it's tough. I just hope my son grows confident in who he is so he can withstand the states as he gets older. 11mo
j.rye @mandarchy I wish I could growl at people who were out of line too 🤷🏻‍♀️ he‘s just brave enough to do what we all want to do. 11mo
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cherinium
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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This haunting memoir of mental illness and time spent in a psychiatric hospital kept me riveted and horrified. It hits a bit close to home, as I have a teenage niece struggling with mental illness and suicidal thoughts and actions. My heart just breaks for these young girls caught in the grip of their mental prisons. My only hope is that my niece's treatment is kinder than those of the late 60s shown in this book. #mentalillness #endthestigma 💔

TrishB She sounds like she has some wonderful support ♥️ wishing her well. 2y
cherinium @TrishB Thanks so much! It's been a rough year or so for the whole family. It means a lot to have support from others. 🌞 2y
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LibrarianJen
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Not sure how I‘m feeling about this book yet, but this stuck out to me. Sometimes I try to hide it from my family because they don‘t understand, my husband is the only one who understands when I‘m tired and can‘t get off the couch in the afternoons, he steps up and helps with the house and kids. I‘m so lucky to have him. #endthestigma

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aa_guer2021
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There have been many inspiring and educational passages in this book, but this one truly is important. I am of the opinion that if this message is taken to heart, a lot would change both in the broken war on drugs, and the (far from perfect) treatment system that is now in place. What is even more important is that this is supported by research and literature. #currentlyreading #nonfiction #endthestigma #harmreduction

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vkois88
Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies | Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
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May is BPD Awareness Month. Please educate yourself and other before being quick to judge. We need to #endthestigma facing Mental Illnesses.

Ddzmini 😊 4y
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PagesOfKate
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Can't recommend this enough.
Unfortunately, this is my pick for a book #writtenbyadeceasedauthor
#endthestigma
#NewYearReads

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vkois88
TMI | Patty Blount
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You guys. I need to take a minute and be sappy and give y'all TMI. I have BPD (borderline personality disorder) and severe depression coupled with severe anxiety. Some days are better than others. More often than not lately, I've found myself down when I've had too much time to sit and reflect on things.

jfalkens Congrats 🎊🎉 hope you have more good days than bad xXxX 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez Lots of love for you! 4y
BookwormAHN Sending hugs 💜 4y
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amvs1111 Congratulations! 👏🎉 Glad it brings joy 😊 4y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 4y
Dulcinella Congratulations! Sending good thoughts ❤️ 4y
CoverToCoverGirl 🎉🎉🎉🎉😎 4y
Bookladylinda Congrats!!!! 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎉😂 4y
Eggs Congratulations on your Litfluence!!!👏🏻👏🏻 You are not alone--I have lived with anxiety and depression most of my life...It will be okay somehow 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 4y
vkois88 Thank you to everyone for the Congrats and love ❤ it is appreciated and warmly received as I snuggle my baby! The generosity of everyone on here is what gives me hope that we can #endthestigma attached to mental illnesses. @covertocovergirl @dulcinella @britt_brooke @amvs1111 @bookwormahn @TheAnitaAlvarez @jfalkens 4y
Shemac77 Congratulations! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with @Eggs 💕 you are not alone!!! Xxxx ❤️❤️ 4y
vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you ❤❤❤ I've never felt so loved and supported by a group of people and it's so nice! 4y
vkois88 @Shemac77 thank you ❤ 4y
GripLitGrl Congrats on your litsy milestone 🎉📚🎉 Litsy is the best all positivity & love XxX❤ 4y
vkois88 @GripLitGrl it's the best! 4y
kelseynicburke Bipolar type 2 with agoraphobia and borderline tendencies 🙋‍♀️ I know I‘m a total stranger but if you ever need to chat with someone feel free to send me a message! Also, one thing that really helps me is the community and support on Litsy so this is the place to be 4y
vkois88 @kelseynicburke thank you for the offer. It means so much. And the same goes for you as well. Im,always here to talk ❤❤❤ 4y
Gissy Congratulations! 🎉🎊👏👏👏👏🎈📚😍 4y
vkois88 @gissy thank you! 4y
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