In New Light
The many paths of identity, struggle and mental illness
by Miriam Harrison, Dinah Laprairie & Ken Lillie-Paetz, Editors
Mental illness makes you reconsider everything. Not only must you deal with the debilitating effects of medication, you need to learn anew how to manage your emotions and behaviours, most of which are inexplicable to you. Years later, you find you are not where you thought you’d be on the path of life, and you have to come to terms with what you’ve lost and what you’ve gained. In this first anthology from the publishers of Open Minds Quarterly, writers consider how you hold on to your identity – or adjust to this new one – and describe the struggle for wellness.
NISA is an organization run by and for consumers of mental health services. We develop occupational skills, nurture self-confidence and provide resources for recovery, by creating opportunities for participants to contribute to their own well-being and that of their community.
Shine On Published June 03, 2013