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About Stacy King
A graduate of McKendree University School of Education, Stacy King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling also at McKendree University.
Visit Stacy at stacysflutterings.com
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A literary lighthouse in the night for parents of older children as it illuminates the murky territory of parenting an adult child who lives with mental illness.
"Very insightful for a mom going through similar experiences and struggling with finding resources on the topic. It helped me feel less alone." --Amazon Customer Review
"This book calmed me and reassured me, reading it over again." --V. McBride
An empowering and informative guide that gives parents back a sense of control and hope at a time when they may feel they have none.
Stacy, with her honest, engaging and sensitive nature, and as if in casual conversation with her readers, talks about the realities of parenting an adult child who lives with mental illness, and she talks about the importance of self-care, self-reflection, support from others and mental health advocacy.
She and her nuclear family of five have experienced, first-hand, the mental illness of a beloved family member, one of her daughter's. The family unit has weathered with their loved one the onset and impact of major depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder as well as self-harm and suicide attempts.
Simply 1 Mom's Thoughts About Coping When an Adult Child Lives With Mental Illness contains personal insight, helpful tips and credible resources that will recharge and inspire you to continue to advocate for your child and/or children. Ultimately, you will gain a fresh perspective that will help you navigate the uncertainty of parenting an adult child who lives with mental illness.
Stacy wants you to know, the village that was there when you raised your child is still there, it just looks a little different.
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The Luggage Drop is a riveting, heartbreaking novel about a family's struggle with bipolar disorder, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder that illuminates the fragility of life and explores the world of mental illness from the inside out.
Jennifer Stein, a successful playwright from the Northwest who moved her family years ago to the Big Apple to work on the production of her first musical, a musical that became a Broadway smash hit that catapulted her into the limelight, has been personally battling post-traumatic stress disorder behind closed doors. And she just conquered the mind-altering beast.
But as Jennifer dusts herself off, and reclaims her mental footing, she realizes the battle isn't over yet. Now--she wants full closure. To get it, she has left New York and is driving west again. This time though--she's alone. And she's on a mission, a mission to confront the person who left her when she needed her most. But a new crisis is looming and hope of closure is slipping from her grip.
Jennifer's mom, Maura, an empty nester living in rural Oklahoma who's been longing to know why she has lost touch with her daughter, finds herself in a dilemma. And the choice she is about to make may or may not provide her the answer she's looking for and could--forever--end her relationship with her already estranged daughter.
Heather, Jennifer's daughter, is unknowingly at the center of it all.
Can Jennifer find closure? Will Maura find the answer she seeks, and if so, can she handle the truth?
"Amazing and inspiring story." - Ginny Sollars
"You get a sense of fierce courage and strong love as you glimpse the lives of this family." - Catholicmama
"Excellent writing. Overwhelming and amazing story." - Bubba
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