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Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental illness)

[Back cover] Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental illness) is Elizabeth Anderson’s personal journey of mental illness. Easily read, the book offers an honest look at the reality of schizophrenia – for those who live with it and those who care for someone living with it – while providing both insight and inspiration. Anderson includes her “Recipe for Success” which helped her recover and live a good life. Completing this moving schizophrenia memoir are her husband’s perspective and comments from her best friend.

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Do you feel like you have been knocked off your feet by a diagnosis of schizophrenia?

What if there was a “recipe for success” to help navigate the waves that knocked you (or a loved one) over?

This book is Elizabeth Anderson’s personal journey of mental illness. Being Mentally Healthy offers an honest look at schizophrenia—for those who love with it and for those who care for someone with it—while providing insight, inspiration and hope. Included in this moving memoir:

  • Elizabeth’s personal journey
  • A chapter from the caregiver’s perspective
  • A recipe of success that helped Elizabeth recover

It is nice to know that Being Mentally Healthy is:

  • Required/recommended reading in several universities
  • Useful for anyone entering a helping profession
  • Applicable to any mental illness

Reader Comments

“Though this book is about one woman’s battle with schizophrenia, this is a story about mental resilience, not mental illness.  It should be required reading for anyone entering a helping profession”

– Heather Stuart,
Professor and Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

“Not just people with mental illnesses and their families, but everyone should learn more about promoting more a more inclusive society. Elizabeth Anderson’s Being Mentally Healthy (in spite of a mental illness is more than one person’s account, but a recognition of the fundamental commitment to each other necessary to everyone’s health and well being.”

– Sonya Jakubec,
Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, Calgary

Being Mentally Healthy with Great Courage

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Being Mentally Healthy with Great Courage: 12 courageous choices you can make to empower you to flourish (in spite of a mental illness)

What if recovery was not an accident? What if you had at a kind of roadmap to help you on your journey towards being mentally healthy? Contained in this book are the 12 courageous choices you can make (with the help of supportive people) that can help you to stabilize and then flourish (in spite of a mental illness).

The ABC’s of Being Mentally Healthy

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26 tips to empower you to flourish (in spite of a mental illness).

Full of wisdom and thought provoking letters, this inspirational little book will help to empower you to flourish whether or not you have a mental illness!