Mental Health Advocate Linda Naomi Katz Hopes Her Book Will Help Others Survive Mental Illness

Jewish mental health advocate, Linda Naomi Katz is pleased to announce the promotion of her memoir, "Surviving Mental Illness: My Story." In her book, Katz writes of the heartbreaks and challenges of someone growing up with bipolar disorder and how she dealt with stigma and achieved recovery.

New York, NY, August 21, 2014 --( The Road to Recovery… written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general—and mood disorders in particular—valuable tips about treatment and medication, and resources and organizations dedicated to helping those suffering from these disorders.

"Surviving Mental Illness" helps break through the fear and stigma of mental illness and focuses on how to find health and happiness. The author shares her personal journey: the heartbreak and challenges of bipolar disorder, and the joy of making her way back to mental health. Through her own story, she shows that help is out there, and with a little faith, recovery is possible.

Katz has received several awards for her memoir including's "2012 Non-Fiction: Autobiography" Silver Award, Reader's Views Life Journeys Award, and The Queen's Awards Program Best of 2013 Mental Health Services.

"Surviving Mental Illness" is available in both print and ebook format.

Book Information:
Surviving Mental Illness
By Linda Naomi Katz
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1432783990
Pages: 122
Genre: Memoir

About The Author:
Linda Naomi Katz, born on March 21, 1969, was raised as a modern orthodox Jew, in which mental illness became a factor early in life. Her mother suffered from a breakdown and had depression which became difficult for the entire family. As Linda was growing up, she found herself with a breakdown in her early 20's and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Being a modern orthodox Jewish woman, Linda soon discovered how biased and stigmatized her community was towards mental illness. Since then, she has advocating and helped others towards improving their mental health. She has received several awards with the publication of her book. Today, she is married, a college graduate, and continues her work as a mental health peer advocate.

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Linda Naomi Katz
Linda Naomi Katz