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

  • Kelly
    Jun 02, 2018
    Weird that the description on Goodreads mentions Kami Garcia; she's not actually in the collection. That said: a solid collection of essays about living with mental illness, either as a sufferer or someone who has lived with another struggling. The bulk are about anxiety and depres...
  • Barbara
    May 16, 2018
    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...
  • sara kassam
    May 11, 2018
    "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
    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...
  • Jenn
    Jul 09, 2018
    Closer to 3.5. Like a lot of anthologies, some of the essays I loved and others not as much and with so many authors with similar experiences, I felt it got a bit repetitive after awhile. Was still worth the read. ...
  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Sep 19, 2017
    Oh so important. Every essay in here is great. ...
  • Liz Overberg
    Jun 07, 2018
    This is an anthology of essays from 31 diverse young adult authors. Each essay focuses on the author's own experience (or loved one's experience) with mental illness. I read each essay in a row, and approaching the book this way did make it feel repetitive, but I imagine a teen read...
  • Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
    Oct 10, 2018
    An insightful collection of essays about living with different types of mental illness. ...
  • Brandi
    Feb 06, 2018
    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. ...
  • Mayela
    May 07, 2018
    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...
  • Lauren
    Jul 12, 2018
    A very eye opening collection of essays describing each author's relationship with mental illness. I would not say this was an "enjoyable book" but rather, quite educational and a great window into what a person might experience when struggling with mental illness. ...
  • Jenny
    Aug 04, 2018
    In this essay collection, the contributors tell the stories of how mental illness or substance abuse have impacted their lives. Most tell their own stories, but some share their experience loving a friend or family member lives with a mental disorder. Depression, anxiety, and OCD are t...
  • Adriana
    Mar 29, 2018
    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...
  • Carro Herdegen
    Jun 18, 2018
    Language ? R (47 swears + 2 censored swears, 4 ?f? + 2 censored ?f?), Mature Content ? PG13; Violence ? PG13; These 31 authors get down into the details of their realities, whether they themselves or those they love deal with mental illnesses. The difficulty for each of t...
  • Catherine
    Mar 26, 2018
    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 ...
  • Kellee
    Jul 07, 2018
    This was a really honest book full of experiences by multiple authors battling mental health issues. It is so nice sometimes just to hear someone else is struggling with the same symptoms or thoughts as you. A couple essays really resonated and made me cry, while a few didn't really...
  • Lydia
    Oct 19, 2017
    OMG someone else has these thoughts and feelings too ...
  • Jaime Leigh
    Jul 28, 2018
    This anthology collection is stunning. I happened upon it when I was browsing through my library's catalog and I am so glad I decided to pick it up. So many more people need to read it. I am not usually a fan of anthologies. They just aren't my cup of tea. However, the anthology format...
  • Katie
    Feb 21, 2018
    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 ?...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Sep 12, 2018
    Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles, edited by Jessica Burkhart, 295 pages. Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), 2018. $17.99 Language: R (47 swears, 4 ?f?); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13 BUYING ADVISORY: HS ? OPTIONAL AUDIENCE APPEAL...
  • Lynndell
    May 30, 2018
    The authors bear their souls to help others dealing with personal struggles! Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Pulse for the opportunity to read and review Life Inside My Mind by numerous authors! Thirty-one authors share their experiences in dealing with mental illness within the pages ...
  • The Book Girl (Andrea)
    May 29, 2018
    Trigger Warning. This book may trigger or upset you if you or someone you love struggles with these mental illnesses; ADD, Addiction Alzheimer's, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, and Suicide are all mentioned repeatedly in this book. This was really a truthful and ho...
  • Amanda (StarDustPanda)
    Nov 18, 2017
    (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...
  • Jessica McAllister
    Apr 08, 2018
    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. ...
  • Lucy ❁♡ ★
    Jun 20, 2018
    This is an anthology of essays by various authors sharing their experience with mental health. This is a topic that I am extremely passionate about and is very close to me, so I was cautious about this book. It?s such a sensitive subject matter that it needs to be handled with extrem...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 30, 2018
    Jessica Burkhart took 31 authors --- herself included --- to make an incredible collection of essays about mental health called LIFE INSIDE MY MIND: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. Some of these authors include but are not limited to Dan Wells, Elle Hopkins, Tom Pollock, Lau...
  • Lisa Rowland
    Apr 29, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got for review via Edelweiss. Look, I?m constantly mentioning the fact that I?m mentally ill on this site. Generalized anxiety disorder, depression, OCD/dermatillomania. Psychiatric meds have saved my life and anyone ...