Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles

Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles

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 Your favorite YA authors including Kami Garcia, Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experien...

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Title:Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
Author:Jessica Burkhart
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1481494643
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

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

  • Mara
    Apr 20, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

  • Amanda Ashby
    Apr 12, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

  • Barbara
    May 16, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

  • Sherri
    Apr 07, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

    This was a really excellent collection of essays on mental illness by YA authors. Brave, tender, enlightening - a really good read. ...

    Such an important addition to the discussion about mental health in YA lit. Highly recommend ...

    It takes a lot to come out of the mental illness closet. Our country has the worst stigma when it comes to people whose minds don't operate at 100%. I know this because I am in a constant battle with anxiety, depression, and especially OCD. At times I feel completely overwhelmed and wa...

    These authors did a wonderful job telling their stories. The essays are moving and relatable. I can't stop mentioning this book to people. We need more of it out in the world helping those who would otherwise remain silent. I received a free digital copy of this book via NetGalley. ...

  • Kris
    Oct 26, 2017

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

  • sara kassam
    May 11, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

  • Alicia
    Feb 18, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Sep 19, 2017

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

  • Brandi
    Feb 06, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

  • Becky
    Mar 29, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

    This was a really excellent collection of essays on mental illness by YA authors. Brave, tender, enlightening - a really good read. ...

    Such an important addition to the discussion about mental health in YA lit. Highly recommend ...

    It takes a lot to come out of the mental illness closet. Our country has the worst stigma when it comes to people whose minds don't operate at 100%. I know this because I am in a constant battle with anxiety, depression, and especially OCD. At times I feel completely overwhelmed and wa...

    These authors did a wonderful job telling their stories. The essays are moving and relatable. I can't stop mentioning this book to people. We need more of it out in the world helping those who would otherwise remain silent. I received a free digital copy of this book via NetGalley. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essay about mental illness from the perspective of people who have personally experienced or have a loved on who has experienced mental illness. Standout essays included those written...

  • Mayela
    May 07, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

  • Caroline
    May 03, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

  • Erikka
    Mar 23, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

    This was a really excellent collection of essays on mental illness by YA authors. Brave, tender, enlightening - a really good read. ...

    Such an important addition to the discussion about mental health in YA lit. Highly recommend ...

    It takes a lot to come out of the mental illness closet. Our country has the worst stigma when it comes to people whose minds don't operate at 100%. I know this because I am in a constant battle with anxiety, depression, and especially OCD. At times I feel completely overwhelmed and wa...

  • Adriana
    Mar 29, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 22, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

  • •Catherine•
    Mar 26, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

  • Lydia
    Oct 19, 2017

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

  • Sarah
    Apr 01, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

  • Katie
    Feb 21, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

  • Emily Myhren
    Apr 17, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

  • Anna Smithberger
    May 15, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

    This was a really excellent collection of essays on mental illness by YA authors. Brave, tender, enlightening - a really good read. ...

    Such an important addition to the discussion about mental health in YA lit. Highly recommend ...

  • Diana
    Apr 14, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

    A place of refuge for those of us who are fighting, a place of understanding for everyone else. ...

    This was a really excellent collection of essays on mental illness by YA authors. Brave, tender, enlightening - a really good read. ...

  • Amanda (StarDustPanda)
    Nov 18, 2017

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

  • Alexis Stankewitz
    Apr 19, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

  • Jessica McAllister
    Apr 08, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Bickering Book Reviews
    Apr 09, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

    I can't recommend this enough. It should be in every library, counselor's office, and classroom. If you have any kind of mental health problem, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is a way forward. Not every essay/author talks about the same problems, but they all p...

    Thirty-one YA authors share their own experiences or those of someone close to them in dealing with various types of mental illnesses. The essays are all honest and show that the fears and anxieties that many of us have are not as uncommon as we might think. Despite the progress that h...

    In this collection of essays, several authors give insight into how mental illness has impacted their lives. While some essays focus on their personal struggle with mental illness, others express the impacts of friends and family with mental illness. This work created a well-rounded lo...

    Well done and timely collection of short stories by authors who suffer, or love someone who suffers, from mental illness. I can see how someone unfamiliar with the particulars of mental illness could feel overwhelmed reading this title. The authors take a variety of tones when writ...

    A really good collection of short essays about people who've gone through mental health problems and are still fighting, still showing up. Perhaps not recommended for people currently going through a severe mental health crisis since, sadly enough, reading about it can make it wors...

    This is amazing and definitely powerful anthology. I would recommend everyone read it. While I connected with some essays more then others, it deserves three stars just for tackling a tough subject matter, and how brave these authors are. (just a note: while all of these stories are de...

    I confess, around page 200 I started skipping stories here and there, mainly the ones focused on anxiety because the majority of this anthology is how different people handle anxiety and it became pretty repetitive after a while. I did appreciate the two stories on bulimia and body dys...

    Anthologies are so hard for me to rate. Overall, this was an ok read for me. It didn't blow me away but there were good pieces in here that were relatable. I received an ARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

    So grateful to all the authors who went so deeply into their pain in order to share their experiences of mental health. ...

    YA Authors write about how their own mental struggles, and those of others near them, have affected their lives. ...

    I tried. It was just too much. What I needed was some hope. I should have stopped after Maureen Johnson's story. I re-read that and let the book go. ...

    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyRK... A powerful collection of essays about the effects of mental illness. A definite must read. ...

  • Lisa Rowland
    Apr 29, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...

    Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology of essays. I enjoyed the variety of experiences and advice, and I felt like the essays covered a pretty good range. Naturally I enjoyed some essays more than others, but while a couple made me think "that was weird" they were all pretty well w...

  • Rachel
    Mar 12, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

  • Ben Truong
    May 02, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    May 05, 2018

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

    Woah. Yes. Certainly taken as a whole the book (a collection of stories) is certainly overwhelming since the theme of the book is authors sharing their personal struggles with mental health in some capacity. For many it is depression or anxiety but it covers an older family members' st...

    (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, Body Dystopia and Suicidal) Jessica is my favorite author so I was really excited whe...

    Life Inside My Mind is a heart-warming book about mental illnesses. This book is made up of a series of essays. These essays are written by 31 authors and about their struggles being mentally disabled, or having someone who is mentally disabled close to them. It tells readers that they...

    This was such an honest, truthful look at mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Seeing how different people experience mental illnesses (that society tends to lump together as a singular experience) in such different ways was eye opening. I liked how no one prescribed a ?...

    This title does a beautiful job of illustrating how mental illness affects everyone differently and makes clear that there is no single treatment that will be right for all. These essays are raw and powerful, but might be triggering for readers who suffer from the illnesses presented. ...

    This book does hit close to home, especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness but it is extremely relatable. That?s what made it so well done. It was wonderful to hear real stories from authors I admire and go ?wow...so I?m not the only one.? This book is ...

    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...

    "While anxiety is like a faulty house alarm that keeps going off even though no one is breaking into the house, for me, depression is like that stage-five-clinger, toxic friend who comes around every so often and is super hard to shake" This is exactly what I needed to read at th...

    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Shares Their Personal Struggles is an anthology of essays (mainly narrative and descriptive essays) about mental illness and takes aims at ending the shame and stigma for having a mental illness. It is a collection of approximately thirty real life situa...

    3.5 stars. Solid anthology. Depression and anxiety are the overwhelming majority of essay subjects, though OCD and bipolar disorder get a good spotlight too. Many of these authors, like me, got to enjoy these illnesses as co-occurring disorders. Trust me, having generalized anxiety ...