PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS SAY THAT THE SOCIAL STIGMA ATTACHED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DISCRIMINATION THEY EXPERIENCE CAN MAKE THEIR DIFFICULTIES WORSE AND MAKE IT HARDER TO RECOVER.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Growing up in a strong hispanic community, Kim felt that mental health was something that people simply did not talk about. Kim is certainly not alone in this experience and many people today, in communities everywhere, face this same scarcity of resources. This is dangerous because it perpetuates the discrimination and social stigmas attached to mental health and can make it hard for people with mental conditions to seek help and recover. This book hopes to fill that gap.
Kim shared some insight into the story behind the project: “I used my personal experiences to create a book that makes disorders easy to understand. With the help of a few professionals, it offers a way to talk about them with loved ones. My hope is to give people the language to talk about these issues to spark conversations that might not have happened otherwise.”