Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness

Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness Review

Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herself—or when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows—and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards—of living with mental illness.

Title:Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness
Edition Language:English

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  • Meg Tuite

    The bravery in this book is unparalleled. Right now, all I can do is cry. The twenty essays in this anthology are written through the scars of childhood, war; the endless circle of perpetrator and sur...

  • Aida

    A beautiful eye-opening look into mental illness. It made me rethink what I have thought about the mentally ill and the diseases they suffer from. This was not just a psychology textbook about symptom...

  • Tiffany

    First, I think EVERYONE should read this book. What a great way to give someone a glimpse of what 20 lives with mental illness looks like and feels like. Let's put those labels and assumptions away an...

  • Jennie

    Honest, brutal, scary, sad, strong stories of those with and effected by mental illness.All of these writers have unique experiences. I know that I related to some of them. I know books like this are ...

  • Jessie

    Some essays were brutal to get through because of the pain exposed. They all taught me something new about how people cope with their or their loved one’s mental illness. Definitely recommend....

  • Morgan Mellott

    Show Me All Your Scars, edited by Lee Gutkind, is an impactful, informative, and encouraging collection of narratives that describe personal accounts dealing with all forms of mental illness. The auth...

  • L.A.

    Pittsburgh's creative non-fiction guy edits another strong collection.Gutkind is the guy who rounds up the stories and tells them. This time he's collected a bunch of brutally honest essays about bipo...

  • Anne

    While there were a couple of stories I felt could have had stronger writing, this book overall is so important and well done. I am not only impressed in terms of its willingness to tell very tough sto...

  • Amanda

    I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway.The essays in this book are raw and powerful. People, suffering or recovering or suffering and recovering from mental illness, strip themsel...

  • Mrs. Strudthoff

    Trying to understand what it is like to be mentally ill or what it's like to live with someone who is mentally ill is a challenge for all of us. After all, if one hasn't "been there," the behaviors of...