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Victoria Costello

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I'm a science and parenting writer with two recent books that I'm excited to share with my Goodreads friends. I tell the deeply personal story of my ten-year journey from despair to recovery and joy for myself and my two sons in my upcoming memoir, A LETHAL INHERITANCE, A MOTHER UNCOVERS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THREE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS.I'm thrilled with some of my early reviews...Andrew Solomon called the book "lucid" and "invaluable." Ayelet Waldman said: "Costello elegantly weaves personal history and scientific research into a compelling and profoundly important narrative." I've also got a book out about how anyone can write their own healing life story. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WRITING A MEMOIR covers the theory and craft of ...more


Hello readers, and I especially welcome the wonderfulparent and professional mental health advocates I met last Friday at the PPAL annual meeting in Marlborogh MA — all 400+ of you! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and came away very impressed with the Massachusetts Model, a work in progress you point out, for supporting families and communities with mental health disorders. As I said inmy ke...

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I received an advance review copy of this book from its SF publisher, Missing Links Press, and, as I say on my Mental Health Mom Blog (excerpted here), I am recommending it to anyone interested in mental health books -- with a mindfulness or spiritua ...more
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"Costello blends a frank recounting of her family's history of mental health issues with descriptions and evaluation of scientific research to encourage readers to examine and deal with their past, present and future. Some of the information is den..." Read more of this review »
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" Patty wrote: "I know a young man who has a masters degree in social work and specifically he helps children with mental issues through using different ...more "
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"This book was very informative and gives hope that even though a child may be genetically disposed to a mental illness, there are ways to recognize indicative behaviors and prevent the disease...often without the use of drugs."
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"Very Good. Very Interesting. Lots of facts and studies. Well researched. Written in a very readable, storylike fashion."
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