Mental Illness: The Reality behind the Idealization
Michael Fortnam exposes the gritty truth of mental illness through his own story.
ďI found the chapter on depression especially meaningful, and it is the most profoundly accurate description of it I have ever read. Mental illness is in many ways a tragedy, but there is also so much realistic hope that a better life can be created.
Mental illness is a reality that many people donít see. Such was the experience of Michael Fortnam. In his book, Distorted Mind: Mental Illness Revealed, he opens up about his struggle with mental disease. Through his story, he hopes to help others overcome their own sickness and inform people about these invisible diseases. This eye-opening and empowering book was featured in the 2016 London Book Fair last April 12 to 14. The international events took place at the Olympia London.
Fortnam talks about his battle with severe depression, delusions, and manic episodes. For a long time, he thought that the isolation, emptiness, and confusion he felt were normal. Not until he went through a crisis and got arrested did he realize the truth about his condition. From then on, he began his journey to overcome the sickness that plagued him.
Amazon user Laurie Slate talks about the book, ďI found the chapter on depression especially meaningful, and it is the most profoundly accurate description of it I have ever read. Mental illness is in many ways a tragedy, but there is also so much realistic hope that a better life can be created. This is a hopeful book. It is well worth reading for anyone who has been personally affected, as well as anyone who wants to expand their knowledge about this subject.Ē
This book bares the truth of mental illness devoid of romanticization.
Mental Illness Revealed
Written by Michael Fortnam
Kindle | $3.99
Paperback | $8.95
Book copies are available at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and other online book retailers.
About the Author
Michael Fortham received his bachelorís degree in mathematics from Boston University. He is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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