This hop is dedicated to the stigma of mental health disorders. Mental illnesses include such disorders as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, borderline personality disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain. Mental illnesses are biologically based brain disorders.  They cannot be overcome through "will power" and are not related to a person's "character" or intelligence.

I need to pick out a book that inspired me to be something greater, something that helped me through a terrible time, or a novel that is about dealing with mental health.

Inspired me to be something greater (the winner can pick ANY Chicken Soup book, not just Teenage):

Something that helped me through a terrible time:

A novel that deals with mental health:

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No, I don't know anyone.

My husband struggles with anxiety, and my dad and most of my siblings struggle with depression. My sister is in recovery for an eating disorder (also a mental illness), It makes life really hard sometimes, but also helps me love others better.

Yes my daughter in law. As long as her meds are working I have no problems with her.

I don't know anyone but I am sure that my mother is headed for dementia.

I have several family members with Bi-Polar Disorder, one with Schizo-effective Disorder, and a Step-Nephew with Autism. Even with meds, life around them is a daily struggle, and full of chaos. One must learn how to deal with the disorder and their personalities to make it as pleasant as possible for everyone involved. Patience, compassion, and the willingness to accept a person for whom they are is a MUST for ANY mental disorder.

My nephew has autism and yes this affects my family and his it is a horrible thing.

My uncle has a mental disorder. It's a little bit hard to deal with him. When I was a little girl I was scared of him but now I understand.

I don't know anyone with a mental disorder but I imagine it's really difficult for them. Thank you for the giveaway!

One of my friends from a long time ago had a son who had a disorder and it was hard to them. I have no family that has been through that. I have been blessed with that!!

I have depression and my girlfriend is schizophrenic. It can be really trying at times, but we always work through it. I've learned a lot more compassion for mental illnesses, thanks to her.

i have depression, anxiety, social anxiety and OCD all these effect my life at diffrent times especially at making new friends and social outings but i have learned alot about my problems and how to deal with them

Yes and Yes. It affects every area of life and you just do the best that you can on a daily basis.

I don't know anyone but There some of my friends suffer form anxiety.

I suffer from depression and social anxiety. After trying to power through it for years I had a major breakdown 2 years ago a few months after my son was born. I was put on Zoloft and things really turned around for me.

I don't know anyone with a mental health disorder.

thanks for the giveaway

My husband has bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. We have had some rough times, and communication is probably more important than in a "typical" relationship, but we've been together for 15 years. It's been worth every bit of the hard times!

Don't know anyone with it

My grandmother had a mental disorder. It was extremely hard for my mother to deal with most of her life. It was hard to deal with but we tried our best to help her and everyone that was affected by it.

To be honest, I do get the blues sometimes, but it's not bad enough to be labeled clinical depression. I've always been interested in psychology, too, and at one point even thought of becoming a psychologist. But I'm much too sensitive.....I'd probably get depressed right along with my clients! But the fascination remains. I've read some self-help books, such as those by Louise Hay, which are great!

Thanks for the giveaway!! : )

My sister is bipolar. She's fine as long as she is on medications.

Yes. It affects everything and especially relationships with others who don't 'get' it or aren't compassionate or who don't try to understand.

My son grew up with ODD. it was a huge learning experience. He is now 26 and he uses everything he's learned. He's doing great.

just my narcissistic brother that I'm pretty much done with, no more - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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