The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier Nikki's Rating: 10 out of 10 Summary: A book meant for anyone involved in adoption, “The Primal Wound” explores the trauma that all adoptees experience through the process of adoption. With emphasize on the adoptee’s experience, Verrier provides information on how best adoptive parents, biological parents, … Continue reading 10 Paramount Things about Nancy Verrier’s “The Primal Wound”
"Impulse" Impulse Book 1 by Ellen Hopkins Nikki's Rating: 7 out of 10 Summary: Tony, Conner, and Vanessa, three teenagers with one thing in common: they attempted suicide. All three are now in a psychiatric ward together and somehow become friends. As they come to grow and love each other, they explore the events that … Continue reading 7 Intriguing Things about Ellen Hopkins’s “Impulse”
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to remind you all to never give up hope and be kind to one another. Last month I wrote this blog post: Curing Mental Illness, may you find comfort in realizing that you are not alone.
I spent days thinking about this... One of my followers emailed me after reading my post "Living with Mental Illness." He asked 2 questions. I will attempt to answer one of these tonight. Fred Kat: "Do you think the condition (mental illness) is reversible?" As someone who is diagnosed with mental illness, has a bachelor's … Continue reading Curing Mental Illness
I was once asked, "What's it like having a mental illness?" This question was asked by a very good friend of mine. This friend never experienced mental illness. He asked with sincere curiosity. He had never known anyone with mental illness (that he knew of besides me). The question was asked because he didn't understand. … Continue reading Living with Mental Illness
Uh, I'm in just one of those moods. Have to laugh at myself cause I was just complaining about a book character the other today because he was always, "Whhhhaaa me! My life is sooo hard! (complaint, complaint, etc.)" And now I happen to be in "one of those moods". Lame. It's annoying too because … Continue reading Moo Moo Moods
Personal responsibility, I am responsible for my own actions, choices, behavior, and words regardless of my mental state. So that means it doesn't matter if I am symptomatic or if I am under the influence of drugs/alcohol, I am still responsible for my actions and must face any consequences that occur because of my behavior. … Continue reading Personal Responsibility