Literature is considered the best source to understand and combat social issues. Read on as I summarize the #CauseAChatter 2021 series. By no means an exhaustive list. But essential reads nonetheless.
Mental Health Talks
As a final part of the #CauseAChatter mini-series on Mental Health Talks, I share book recommendations for family caregivers. Insightful narratives that provide family caregivers comfort and help them feel included.
Committed: A Memoir of Madness in the Family is a memoir detailing what it is like to grow up with a paranoid schizophrenia mother only to discover that the little sister shares a similar diagnosis of mental illness. Milana inspires us with her triumphs and resiliency and offers solace to those burdened with the role of caretaker to a family member with mental health issues.
Literature plays an important role in increasing social awareness and empathy. Throughout history and in recent times, authors have helped remove pre-conceived notions around mental illness. Shattering stereotypes. Busting myths and misconceptions.