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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Suspense
  • Language:English
  • Pages:252
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667816623

The Life and Times of Mental Illness

by Marija M. Mack View author's profile page

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Overview
Intense, powerful, and deeply relevant, this is the story about a young man's journey through mental illness and drug abuse. It beckons the question of Nature versus Nurture – was he born this way or did his ill-fated lifestyle turn him into this? Follow along as he begins his innocent yet fitful start from Greenville Kentucky where his grandfather rejects him, to his upbringing on the bad side of East Harlem New York where fate takes a stand.
Description
Intense, powerful, and deeply relevant, this is the story about a young man's journey through mental illness and drug abuse. It beckons the question of Nature versus Nurture – was he born this way or did his ill-fated lifestyle turn him into this? Follow along as he begins his innocent yet fitful start from Greenville Kentucky where his grandfather rejects him, to his upbringing on the bad side of East Harlem New York where fate takes a stand. The ever-growing statistics on mental health are staggering. There are several behaviors that surface among the mentally ill and if left untreated or ignored, the effects can be disastrous. In this novel, one man's treacherous lifestyle spins out of control as peer pressure, sex, and romance cause him to use dangerous means to gain control over his life but instead turn him into a target. He pays his dues repeatedly and grows with the roll of a dice only to find himself at more risk. The tables turn repeatedly as he learns the true meaning of love and support – kicking and crawling his way out of the hole that has been dug for him or he dug for himself. As his journey concludes, he realizes this is only the beginning, and nothing truly ends.
About the author
Marija lives in South Carolina with her husband, dog and cats. She has spent many years working with the functionally disabled and has firsthand experience with it herself for more than a decade. For the last eight years, Marija has volunteered her time to victims of domestic abuse, substance abuse, and the mentally ill. She currently does presentations and speaks out to end the stigma behind mental illness.
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