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Just One Month Away: Book Release & Mental Health Awareness Month

Today might be April Fool’s Day, but this exciting announcement is no prank: Twenty-Four Shadows will be released on May 1, exactly one month from now. UGG Classic Tall Incidentally, that’s May Basket Day, and it’s the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month. That’s better than pranking people on April 1st. Scarpe Air Jordan 13 On May 1st, you can fill a basket with a something fun, like a book — Twenty-Four Shadows, perhaps — and learn about mental health for yourself or someone you care about. free run 5.0 verde uomo In the novel, family man Isaac Bittman’s mysterious and progressively violent mood swings, swings he usually can’t remember, begin to unravel the lives of those closest to him. A series of bizarre encounters and behaviors lands him in a treatment center, where the childhood trauma he’s repressed for decades leads to revelations that his personality has splintered into twenty-four shadows, or “alters.” The novel intricately weaves together Isaac’s internal angst and his wife and best friend’s struggles to retain both a private and public semblance of normalcy. When the personality splinters, fragments, shatters, different identities are created within someone’s psyche. Nike Air Jordan 6 Womens
The term for this is dissociative identity disorder; it used to be known as multiple personality disorder. Canada Goose Mystique Parka It’s hard to understand, and Isaac’s doctor, Dr. Parajumpers Midseason Adirondack Veste Charlie, finds great ways to help him understand it. Once, he tells Isaac and his wife, Reese, a story about a starfish. Canada Goose Constable Femme -To survive, the starfish fragmented.-   A bit of advance praise for the novel: “Twenty-Four Shadows is a captivating portrait of the struggle, love and sometimes loss involved with those enduring mental illness. Tanya has created a complex character who takes the reader on a journey through his inner strife. This tale keeps you immured to the very last page!” —O’Donis Person, Psychiatric RN, motivational coach Look for it in paperback and eBook on May 1, 2016, or pre-order your copy now at or Barnes and Canada Goose Pas Cher   Sign up for my free monthly newsletter, Wellbeing & Words. UGG Bailey Button Each issue is packed with useful tips for enhancing mental health and wellbeing, reading-related tidbits, and updates about my own mental health writing and activities.

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