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Show me all your scars : true stories of living with mental illness / introduction by Patrick J. Kennedy ; edited by Lee Gutkin [that is, Gutkind] ; foreword by Karen Wolk Feinstein.

Contributor(s): Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1967- [author of introduction.] | Gutkind, Lee [editor.] | Feinstein, Karen Wolk [author of foreword.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Pittsburgh, PA : Creative Nonfiction Foundation , 2016Description: xi, 257 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781937163259; 1937163253.Other title: True stories of living with mental illness.Subject(s): Mentally ill -- United States -- Biography | Mental illness -- Anecdotes | Mental illness -- United States -- Case studies | Mental illness | Mentally ill | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographies. | Anecdotes. | Biographies. | Biography. | Case studies. | Autobiographies. | Anecdotes. | Case studies.DDC classification: 616.89/0092
Contents:
Take care / Ella Wilson -- Chairs / Yvette Frock Gottshall -- A little crazy / Susie Meserve -- Goodbye, suicide / Optimism One -- Show me all your scars : why people hurt themselves and what they can teach us / Jane Campbell -- Flying high / Andrea Rizzo -- How I became an angel / Jennifer Metsker -- True Americans / Andy Smart -- 'Scuse me while I fuck the sky / Ryan Bloom -- One of those / Annita Sawyer -- Make it a daisy / Joyce O'Connor -- A day in the life with bipolar illness, and nine years later / Madeline Strong Diehl -- A blessing / Leslie Smith Townsend -- The pain that tore in you an ocean / Chloë Mattingly -- There's a name for that? : living with trichotillomania / Alison Townsend -- Playing catch / Terri Sherrill -- Another trail of breadcrumbs / Peg Quinn -- Like a scratch on vinyl / Beazie Griffin -- Sequelae : the inner war / Beth Wiles -- Thief of souls / Jessamine Price.
Summary: Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herselfor when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness.
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"20 fascinating journeys through madness"--Page 4 of cover.

Take care / Ella Wilson -- Chairs / Yvette Frock Gottshall -- A little crazy / Susie Meserve -- Goodbye, suicide / Optimism One -- Show me all your scars : why people hurt themselves and what they can teach us / Jane Campbell -- Flying high / Andrea Rizzo -- How I became an angel / Jennifer Metsker -- True Americans / Andy Smart -- 'Scuse me while I fuck the sky / Ryan Bloom -- One of those / Annita Sawyer -- Make it a daisy / Joyce O'Connor -- A day in the life with bipolar illness, and nine years later / Madeline Strong Diehl -- A blessing / Leslie Smith Townsend -- The pain that tore in you an ocean / Chloë Mattingly -- There's a name for that? : living with trichotillomania / Alison Townsend -- Playing catch / Terri Sherrill -- Another trail of breadcrumbs / Peg Quinn -- Like a scratch on vinyl / Beazie Griffin -- Sequelae : the inner war / Beth Wiles -- Thief of souls / Jessamine Price.

Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herselfor when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness.

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Lee Gutkind has explored the worlds of medicine, technology, and science through writing for more than 25 years. He is the author of 16 books, including Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness, and the editor of nine anthologies about health and medicine, including I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse. His stories and op-ed pieces about mental illness and related issues have appeared in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Gutkind is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for Science, Policy Outcomes at Arizona State University and a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

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