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Journey Untold: Twisted Love: My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness (Volume 1) Paperback – January 1, 2015
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***** Believe it or not, minorities are experiencing various forms of mental illness and have done so for decades. Mental illnesses tends to sit in the background in silence in minority households. Yassin S. Hall walks us through the shadows of her life as a child growing up with a mom that has mental illness in Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness. In Yassin S. Hall's town within the Virgin Islands, everyone knows your business due to its small community. Her mother's illness created several stigmas that followed Yassin S. Hall wherever she went. It is Yassin S. Hall's goal to not only tell her story, but to show how this illness can cause harm to loved ones dealing with those affected by mental illness.
Whether it's bipolar, paranoid schizophrenia, or other forms of mental illness, the disease is debilitating for everyone - from the person living with it to their loved ones having to deal with the sickness. Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness by Yassin S. Hall says that we will no longer hide this illness affecting our families under the rug; help is needed. Mental illnesses come in various forms from abuse, compulsive disorders and addiction to depression. We need more support groups that speak to the specific needs of people of color. "If I can motivate, empower, and uplift just one woman a day, then that's my purpose. That is what keeps me going," says Yassin S. Hall. Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness shows that despite your upbringing or your past, you can still have a bright and prosperous future.
"Journey Untold" is poignant, captivating, stirring - - a deeply emotional story of a child's journey with a mother who suffered from mental illness. This is not an ordinary story. Nothing prepares a young child for the twists, turns, volatility, triumphs and defeats of watching a parent's mind slowly disintegrate. Living in a small community many, like me, personally witnessed some of her experiences. Journey Untold boldly exposes and confronts mental illness - Julie S. Carr
Yassin Hall exposes the wounds of her past in the book Journey Untold. She offers a glimpse into a mind in turmoil, exploring the physical aspects of mental illness and providing insight into the chaos that lies beneath the surface. Today she wants others to know that they, too, can enjoy relief and peace. This book is beautifully written, heartwarming, touching insights, a book with a Powerful message. Whether you are the partner, parents, friend, or child of a depressed person, you'll find this book an invaluable companion in your "Journey" back to health. - Walden Maduro
About the Author
Yassin Hall - She comes from humble beginnings that would make most people throw in the towel, but her journey is one that demonstrates how important perseverance and determination are to reaching one’s destiny. She’s a mother, dance mom, fashionista, model manager, real estate mogul, celebrity stylist, entrepreneur, life mentor, speaker & best selling author. From the U.S. Virgin Islander. firstname.lastname@example.org Lo'an Sewer - A multifaceted writer and published author whose work spans the journalism, marketing, advertising, and public relations arenas. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, national non-profits, and small businesses as a branding and marketing advisor and has been featured in the anthology Tears to Triumph: Women Learn to Live, Love, & Thrive. Ms. Sewer currently writes a bi-weekly column Jewels of the Virgin Isles in the Virgin Islands Source, an online daily newspaper in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is the founder of Gobi (Go-Bee) Consulting, LLC, a marketing consulting firm based in Maryland and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. email@example.com
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Kudos to the author. My sister is mentally ill and I understand your journey. You are strong, you are positive and your children are blessed.
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I enjoyed this story. Destigmatizing mental illness is not an easy task.Read more