#12 Simply 1 Mom’s Thoughts About Coping When an Adult Child Lives With Mental Illness by Stacy A King
Description of the book:
SIMPLY 1 MOM’S THOUGHTS ABOUT COPING WHEN AN ADULT CHILD LIVES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS is 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. The book, written by Stacy A. King, is an empowering and informative guide that gives parents back a sense of control, and hope, at a time when they may feel that 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; the importance of self-care, self-reflection and support from others is discussed and encouraged as well as the importance of mental health advocacy. She and her nuclear family of 5 have experienced, first-hand, the mental illness of a beloved immediate family member; the beloved family member happens to be one of her daughter’s. The family unit has weathered with their loved one the onset, and impact, of major depression, deliberate self-harm, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder. Additionally, the family has also experienced the suicide attempts of their loved one. 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 re-charge and inspire you to continue to advocate for, and support, your beloved 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 that the village that was there when you raised your child is still there. It just looks a little different.