|Title:||I don't want to be crazy||Written by:||Samantha Schutz ||Format:||Hardback||Genre:||Non-fiction: Auto-biographical|
While this is my 6th book of the year, it is the first book for me in the Mental Illness Advocacy Reading Challenge.
Writing in the present tense makes her story more present, more real. It was powerful, gripping, distracting, agitating... I have occasional anxiety attacks, but they're different from her experience, so it was enlightening to see this through her eyes. What wasn't so pleasant was when her anxiety first begins to develop and I would start to feel the anxiety creeping in just from reading about it.
A passage that really hit home:
When it is happening we in another placeIMO, this really gives a good insight into what's going on inside an episode, at least in my experience of anxiety, BPD, and depression.
where the rules of reason do not apply.
We need a voice from the outside
because our own voices cannot be trusted.
I'd strongly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Anxiety Disorders.
6 / 75 books. 8% done!