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A Work in Progress: A Collection of Poetry By Leesa Abbott
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This is the author’s second book following Dreams Like Mine. A Work in Progress is an insightful collection of poetry delving deep into an array of human emotions. The author writes with an... More > intensely personal, honest, and genuine approach weaving her own experience with grief, trauma, and depression. While the poems are intense and dark at times, they often relay messages of hope and strength in the face of life's obstacles. Her poems speak to people who have faced significant life challenges, ultimately lifting their spirits and inspiring positive change and healing.< Less
Dreams Like Mine By Leesa Abbott
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Dreams Like Mine is a powerful collection of poetry about love, loss, isolation, and strength in the face of suffering. While many of the poems utilize nature and spirituality as sophisticated... More > metaphors, others are beautifully simplistic and elegant. This collection of poems exquisitely illustrates the difficulty and intensity of facing one’s demons, shame, and secrecy. They offer a provocative glimpse inside the mind of an individual struggling with grief, trauma, depression, and stigma. Despite the dark imagery some of the poems conjure, they often transcend these painful shadows into messages of hope, inspiration, and healing. They have a distinctive ability to evoke tears as well as courage and valor during life’s obstacles.< Less
A Work in Progress: A Collection of Poetry By Leesa Abbott
Paperback: $14.99
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(26 Ratings)
This is the author’s second poetry book following Dreams Like Mine. A Work in Progress is an insightful collection of poetry delving deep into an array of human emotions. The author writes... More > with an intensely personal, honest, and genuine approach weaving her own experience with grief, trauma, and depression. While the poems are intense and dark at times, they often relay messages of hope and strength in the face of life's obstacles. Her poems speak to anyone who has faced significant life challenges, ultimately lifting their spirits and inspiring positive change and healing.< Less
A Brief Guide to Thriving for Individuals with a Mental Illness and their Loved Ones By Leesa Abbott
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Having a mental illness can have its challenges. It can create problems for an individual in many ways. This book is meant to be a brief guide to helping you reach your full potential, or helping... More > your loved one reach their full potential, despite having a mental illness. In this book you’ll find information about the stages of healing from a mental illness, strengths that can be helpful for an individual with a mental illness, and tips for helping loved ones who have a mental illness. While many of the books on the market focus on the symptoms of individuals with mental illness, this book is intended to point out possible strengths and help you, or assist your loved one, in maximizing individual potential despite a mental illness. Living with a mental illness, or loving someone with a mental illness, can be difficult. But this book will help you in rising to the challenge of living a happy, healthy life. Individuals who have a mental illness can not only survive - but thrive.< Less
Dreams Like Mine By Leesa Abbott
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(43 Ratings)
Dreams Like Mine is a powerful collection of poetry about love, loss, isolation, and strength in the face of suffering. While many of the poems utilize nature and spirituality as sophisticated... More > metaphors, others are beautifully simplistic and elegant. This collection of poems exquisitely illustrates the difficulty and intensity of facing one’s demons, shame, and secrecy. They offer a provocative glimpse inside the mind of an individual struggling with grief, trauma, depression, and stigma. Despite the dark imagery some of the poems conjure, they often transcend these painful shadows into messages of hope, inspiration, and healing. They have a distinctive ability to evoke tears as well as courage and valor during life’s obstacles.< Less
Professional Patient: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder By Leesa Abbott
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As a psychologist and an individual with mental health problems, Leesa Abbott knows first-hand how difficult both of these can be. During her career, she has worked in prisons, schools, private... More > mental health clinics, and universities. As a patient, she’s been on medications, therapy couches, and mental health wards. Using life-events to show her decline into mental illness, Professional Patient illuminates an all-too-common tragedy . . . a denial of mental health issues and avoidance of help from outsiders. From significant traumas, to anorexia, substance abuse, anxiety attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and facing bipolar disorder, this memoir uncovers her lifelong struggle to survive on both sides of mental illness. The secrecy, shame, stigma, and every emotion in between that she has felt are unveiled in this intriguing look at dealing with mental illness while treating others at the same time.< Less
Professional Patient: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder By Leesa Abbott
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As a psychologist and an individual with mental health problems, Leesa Abbott knows the difficulties and challenges patients with mental illness have first-hand. During her career, she has worked in... More > prisons, schools, private mental health clinics, and universities. As a patient, she’s been on medications, therapy couches, and in mental health wards. Using life-events to show her decline into mental illness, Professional Patient: A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder illuminates an all-too-common tragedy - a denial of mental health issues and avoidance of help from outsiders. Significant traumas, anorexia, substance abuse, anxiety attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder are revealed in this memoir, which uncovers her lifelong struggle to survive on both sides of mental illness. This memoir offers an intriguing look at the secrecy, shame, and every emotion in between that she has felt as she deals with her own mental illness while treating others at the same time.< Less