Hello!

Hey, long time no see! I’ve been MIA I know! Just so much has been going on in my life (including an RICA exam I had to take earlier today), family, friends, work, looking for work, quitting one job and Uber. Yup, I said it, Uber, which is fun, but can be very exhausting when driving sooo many miles. Anywho, *whoo* I have so much to tell you, show you…sometimes I have drafted and some well… compiled up in my head. I hope I will be able to before the summer is up! Till then just sit back and hold on tight, ’cause I got post coming your way.

Summer Reading….On Mental Health

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On vacation, but don’t have anything interesting to read? Want to know more about mental health? Want to find more books to read before you go back to school in the summer ends? Well look no further! I have a couple books (most from my bookshelf) I could recommend:

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It’s Not Your Journey

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“It’s Not Your Journey” chronicles a 2 year period the where, author, Rebecca Lombardo, discusses her bouts with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and recovery from a suicide attempt, while overcoming the loss of her brother and mother. Mrs. Lombardo’s book sheds light on what living with mental illness actually looks like in contrast to the negative depictions seen on mass media. And while yes, there are descriptions on the symptoms of mental health disorders, like for example, depression (e.g.  anger or irritability, concentration programs, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness), through her experiences you “see” what that looks like day to day.

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Author Rebecca Lombardo

Her novel provides, in addition, encouragement to her readers keep on pursing their dreams and goals despite living with mental illness. I, myself, who struggle with mental illness have been inspired to stay strong and be best self, no matter what situation or person is against me…even if it’s my own mental illness. I highly recommend to book to anyone who lives or doesn’t live with a mental health disorder. It’s sure to make laugh, cry, and empower you and/or those with/without mental illness. I highly recommend you read it!

*I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review

You can also check out her website at:

RebeccaLombardo.com