Side Effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health

£7.95

Jhilmil Breckenridge

Paperback 9789385606205

 

Side Effects of Living presents the words and verses of survivors, writers, poets and artists, who are struggling with a mental condition or have watched their loved ones suffer. Through first-person life experiences and moving poetry, they attempt to destigmatise mental health issues, as they describe what happens when the mind gives in or gives up. Why does it happen, and can we do anything about it?

 

Description

There are different sizes of bodies. There are different shades of the mind. There are different states of mind in distress. Side Effects of Living presents the words and verses of survivors, writers, poets and artists, who are struggling with a mental condition or have watched their loved ones suffer. Through first-person life experiences and moving poetry, they attempt to destigmatise mental health issues, as they describe what happens when the mind gives in or gives up. Why does it happen, and can we do anything about it?

 

Refreshingly honest, always uplifting, this collection urges us to reject the shame and blame that often accompanies mental illness.

Additional information

By

Jhilmil Breckenridge

Published by

Women Unlimited, Speaking Tiger

ISBN

9789385606205

Format

Paperback