Out Loud – Essays on Mental Illness, Stigma and Recovery
Out Loud is a collection of more than fifty essays by people affected by mental illness.
There are essays by those who have experienced mental illness themselves, by family and friends, by community members, and by professionals who deal with mental illness. The voices here are ones of hope, pain, and honesty. The true meaning in this collection is found in the willingness of the essayists to step forward and share their experiences in hopes of lessening stigma and broadening the conversation about mental illness.
Introduction by Ramona Dearing, author of the short story collection So Beautiful and host of CBC Radio Noon.
WINNER: 2010 Canadian Mental Health Association Media Award.
FINALIST: APMA BEST ATLANTIC-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD.
“Taboo topic no longer. People grappling with mental illness write frankly about their experiences in [this] book.”