The Stigma of Mental Illness

Thoughts from CARRIE BEAMER...

The world literally has thousands of people trudging through their daily lives while struggling with some type of untreated mental illness. There’s a stigma surrounding mental illness that makes people feel that having anxiety, depression or any type of disorder equals weakness. No one should have to fear telling someone they’re not okay. I wrote SIGNS WE DON’T SEE so that teens, and people of all ages, would read it and know that having shame for a struggle you didn’t ask for isn’t your fault nor is that shame necessary.

Mental health awareness isn’t something that countries spend money on and it’s becoming a huge problem. We certainly wouldn’t let a broken leg go untreated but people aren’t sure how to treat something going on with their mind. I hope my book can help, in some small way, to show readers that seeking help is beneficial but it can also be a long road of trial and error to feel better. I want my book to normalize the issues surrounding mental health while entertaining people at the same time. Life is a journey and we all have to find our own path to happiness and health no matter what it might take to get that.

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