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My Mental Madness Memoir: The Provocative True Journey Through My Struggles with Mental Illness

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This chilling, shocking, intriguing, and powerful true story takes you deep into the mind of the author who suffers from several severe mental illnesses. The author describes in detail all the insanity, disturbing behaviors, oppressive symptoms, and various feelings associated with the mental battles within her own mind. This book is completely unique and one-of-a-kind. Th ...more
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published August 14th 2017
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My Mental Madness Memoir: The Provocative True Journey Through My Struggles with Mental Illness

The author shares her experiences with severe mental illness in her life and the ways it affected her as she got into her teens and twenties going forward. A very moving story relating all of the frightening times she went through, not understanding what was happening to her or why her life kept falling apart. How she at last got things under control and made progress. A good read for memoir readers,
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Stephanie Anne Allen
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mental illness, mental health, psychology
Recommended to Stephanie by: me
Hello to all! I am Stephanie Anne Allen, author of My Mental Madness Memoir: The provocative TRUE journey through my struggles with mental illness. I wrote this book in an effort to being awareness on the topic of mental illness and stop the terrible stigma associated with it. I dedicate this book to all my fellow mental illness survivors, their friends and families, and to all the mental health professionals that treat them.
My Mental Madness Memoir dives deep into the insanity of my mind, asso
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Ruthy lavin
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay so this is a very personal book, written in memoir form, of one lady’s terrible and frightening life long battle with severe mental illness.
I am a sufferer of some forms of mental
Illness myself and I was able to minimally relate to some of it... However, this lady’s mental illness is just about the most severe I have ever read about, it was terrifying to read about and I wonder how on Earth she survived it at all.
I read it in one sitting.
I hope that Stephanie lives the rest of her life as
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Kathryn Ann Collins
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book very sad to see how mental illness can affect our lives. I suffer also but not to the degree described in this book. For people to understand mental illness they have to live it. Perhaps these people should all read this book.
Amazing brave author for sharing and thankyou. It was a real wake up call to the understanding of mental illness and a must for all to read
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl/Salemwitch) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
Nail it!

This book is not for the faint of heart. It shows what it is like living with a mental illness. My Mental Madness Memoir: The provocative TRUE journey through my struggles with mental illness, by Stephanie Anne Allen, is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to learn what life is like with a mental illness. It can also educate people about what mental illness is and help to break the stigma associated with it. Lastly, this book is for those with a mental illness who are looking for folks
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~☆clockwork
I was given this book from Stephanie in exchange for a honest review so here goes;

I found this to be a challenging read, not because it is written badly or because I didn't like it, more because of the intense trauma Stephanie has been through. Having suffered most of my adult life with depression and anxiety I could relate to some aspects of this book and I agree that the stigma attached to mental illness needs to be addressed. The book is brutally honest provocative and heart breaking. To have
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Tony Parsons
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Defiantly not for the faint of heart. A must read for all those in mental health.

The life/times of Stephanie Anne Allen & her lifetime struggles & some successful accomplishments with a mental illness.

I have 30 years in some sort of mental health last 10 in emergency service I have a real tough time that the professionals kept switching your diagnosis.

A huge shout out to Lorri Heneveld (narrator) I can only imagine.

Warning: This book contains extremely graphic adult content, violence
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Warren Benton
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, nonfiction
Mental health is a delicate thing.  This book was a very tough listen.  Not because it is poorly written, or badly narrated.  Allen goes through a lot.  From being overweight, highly intelligent, and social awkward she gets bullied a lot in school.  She struggles to ever truly fit in.  Allen is 1 of 5 children.  3 of the 5 all suffered at one point or another with some kind of mental instability.  As Allen got older she realized she was a lesbian.  She struggled in this arena also.  She tried to ...more
theresa scott
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an inspirational story. I am a professional who works in the mental health field and I know that it takes incredible strength to develop the skills to live successfully with a serious mental illness. This story is a prime example of the strength those who struggle with mental illness often go through before accepting they have an illness and or have the ability to be successful in the community. I read these stories so that I may have a better understanding of what my clients are going thro ...more
Robin Anderson
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ahar
The author is brutally honest in her struggles with mental illness, sexual crisis, family dynamics and the demons that follow her. Her courage and conviction is commendable on many levels. This is a must read for, not only those chasing their own demons, but anyone looking for courage to live in the face of diversity.
Stephanie Anne Allen
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting and emotion provoking story that is brought to life by the narrator!
Craig Steele.
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This work is just perfect. Thank you Stephanie for sharing your journey. I would like to see this memoir on the screen. Craig Steele.
Desiree reilly
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK AS AUDIO ON THE 25 OF MAY AND LISTEN TO IT .THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME LISTEN TO IT
THE STORY IS HOW SHE WAS STRUGGLING GROWING UP IN FAMILY THAT HAD A LOT OF MEDICAL ISSUES AND THEN THE UPS AND DOWN SHE HAD GONE THROUGH.

HERE YOU GOT A GIRL WHO WENT TO SCHOOL SHE HAD OLDER BROTHER AND ONE SISTER OLDER THAN HER AND NO ONE EXPLAINED THE THINGS THAT GO ON WITH THE BODY CHANCING, YOU SEE SHE HAD GROW UP IN ADULT WORLD BUT NOT TO BE A KID LIKE SHE WANTED TO .

STEPHANIE WENT THROUGH H
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Wendy Lanore
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ahar
Commendable read

The author shares her struggles with living with mental illness and the heartbreak she endured to overcoming her demons. I commend your strength.
Petra Jacob
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A heartbreaking and honest account of living with delusions and bipolar disorder. To write about such a personal subject, but still be able to admit your own mistakes is a rare gift and Allen does this unflinchingly.

MMMM is a raw and occasionally patchy exploration of life with mental illness. Not always polished, but constantly revealing. For anyone living with mental illness (or caring for someone suffering from mental illness) it is a useful glimpse into how illness can distort reality compl
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Cyndi Taylor
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Provocative and insightful

I enjoyed the honesty and candor the author used’ it had to take enormous courage to share her story with the world
Amanda Moyer
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved

I loved every moment of this book. I have bipolar disorder and I related to so much of this story.
oscar smith
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main character I liked.
Jesse
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for writing this book. I know it couldn't have been easy but you've helped a lot of people going through difficult times. Seriously, thank you.
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Stephanie Anne Allen is the new, quickly emerging author of My Mental Madness Memoir, How to Survive Depression, How to Survive Bipolar Disorder, How to Survive Schizophrenia, How to Survive Anxiety, How to Survive Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and How to Survive PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). She has years of professional experience with the mentally ill population. Ms. Allen earn ...more
“Having a mental illness is like a roller coaster ride. You don't jump off when it's still moving. You have to continue to ride until it comes to a complete stop and you can get off safely.” 5 likes
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