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Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, andrecount their own experiences with mental illness in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSDHave you ever felt like you just couldnt get out of bed Not the occasional morning, but every day Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says youre not good enough, not good looking enough, not thin enough, or not smart enough Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is just so on your desk Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day Youre not alone Millions of people are going through similar things However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers Its easier to have a broken bone something tangible that can be fixed than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true life events from writers of this generation, for this generation These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and muchThe goals of this book range from providing home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation Participating writers include E Kristin Anderson, Jennifer L Armentrout, Cyn Balog, Amber Benson, Francesca Lia Block, Jessica Burkhart, Crissa Jean Chappell, Sarah Fine, Kelly Fiore Stultz, Candace Ganger, Megan Kelley Hall, Cynthia Hand, Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, Tara Kelly, Karen Mahoney, Melissa Marr, Kim McCreight, Hannah Moskowitz, Scott Neumyer, Lauren Oliver, Aprilynne Pike, Tom Pollack, Amy Reed, Cindy L Rodriguez, Francisco Stork, Wendy Tolliver, Robison Wells, Dan Wells, Rachel M Wilson, and Sara Zarr

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