Sisters in the Storm (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2022-05-01
Förlag
Stonebrook Pub.
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 23 mm
Vikt
586 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9781955711098

Sisters in the Storm

For Moms of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-05-01
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What do you do when your adult child receives a frightening and severe mental illness diagnosis that is progressive and incurable-and barely manageable? How do you support him or her without losing your own self to the disease? Sisters in the Storm is your coping tool. Written with love and extreme vulnerability, author Linda Hoff shares her journey of being a mom of a mentally ill adult child (MIAC) and guides you to navigate this rough road as only a seasoned veteran can.

The problems are numerous and never-ending: problems of finances, of living arrangements, of medication management, of medical authority, of your own mental equilibrium-and the issues of your breaking heart as you lose your formerly capable, enthusiastic child to the downward spiral of an incurable mental disease.

But you are not alone. You're part of a sisterhood of mothers who are trudging the road together, supporting each other along the way, and emerging as changed but strong. Strong in their commitment to their child and strong in their commitment to themselves. Strong in their resolve to help their child and strong in their resolve to live their own full life. You are sisters-sisters in the storm.
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"this book captures the relatability so many mothers face with adult children struggling with mental illness. i particularly like the messages of hope around reclaiming your life and not fixing your child. this is a truly courageous work that will be an aid to many mothers in the 'storm.'" -Angela Berra, LMSW, MA. Director of Programs, NAMI Saint Louis

"Sisters in the Storm is a heartbreaking and heartwarming book of the struggles many of us live with daily. I recommend book this to not only the moms of MIACs, but fathers as well." -Lucinda Brown, Mother of son with anxiety and depression, additional undiagnosed MI, and addiction

 "Sisters in the Storm is a raw, no-holds-barred account of life with a mentally ill adult child. Ms. Hoff ultimately found her way to peace and healing, and this inspiring, compassionate, and therapeutic book can help anyone in a similar situation do the same."-M.S. Mom of child with Bipolar II and/or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

"linda hoff does an extraordinary job describing the reality and complexity of caring for an adult child with severe mental illness. my sister had her first psychotic break at the age of fifteen, more than fifty years ago. my mother had virtually no support and was extremely embarrassed. how she would have loved to read this book and known that she had Sisters in the Storm! Thank you, Linda!"-Barb Mecker, Sibling of sister diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder, Retired Special Education Teacher NAMI F2F Facilitator

 "i appreciate linda hoff for putting pen to paper and sharing her story and knowledge of mental illness. Sisters in the Storm is a very enlightening and educational. I learned more about mental illness and can relate to what she shared. It's nice to know I'm not alone." -Dorinda Wright, Mother of son with undiagnosed MI and addiction

 "Sisters in the Storm is a heartbreaking and heartwarming book of the struggles many of us live with daily. I learned so much reading this book and enjoyed the honest and real portrayal of what mothers of MIACs experience. Linda's presentation of her life was very relatable. I recommend book this to not only the moms of MIACs, but fathers as well."-Lucinda Brown, Mother of son with anxiety and depression, additional undiagnosed MI, and addiction

 "i pray that families touched by mental illness find hope and encouragement in Sisters in the Storm. May they know that they aren't alone on this harrowing journey."-Megan Manning, Sibling of brother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Director and Teacher of Mighty Kingdom Academy, Hermann MO




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Not only has Linda Hoff survived the storm, she has created a life of balance, joy, and purpose for herself and her mentally ill adult child (MIAC.) In her debut book, Sisters in the Storm, Linda shares her struggles, heartache, and lessons learned over the last ten years as she navigated through her son's unexpected schizophrenia diagnosis.Linda shares a home on the outskirts of Saint Louis, Missouri with a friend and fellow mom of a MIAC, two dogs, and two cats. She visits her son regularly and loves to spend time in nature, traveling, reading, and enjoying time with her four grandchildren.

Innehållsförteckning

dedication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix

preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

to the mothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

1. make peace with your grief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

2. coming to grips with mi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

3. defeated mom to badass warrior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

4. climbing out of the rabbit hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

5. from helpless victim to conscious chooser . . . . . . . . . . .129

6. expectations are planned resentments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165

7. is it yours to carry? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

8. inner peace begins when you let go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227

9. self-care isn't selfish; it's survival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

10. courage in the face of fear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281

11. find happiness in acceptance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

12. pull yourself from the rubble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

13. joy is an inside job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337

resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373

acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375

about the author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377