I’m Jessika. I love to read and write. I am working on two projects. One is a picture book and the other a YA contemporary novel. both include themes of mental illness. I am very passionate about both projects. I have a son who is being treated for severe anxiety and mild ADHD. The picture book is based on our daily life. The YA contemporary deals with the main character being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Snarky and feisty main characters. Great world building.
Lyra has landed herself in a psychiatrist’s office. Before a diagnosis is given, Lyra must recount the main events of her high school years. Convinced that there is nothing wrong with her, she unwilling complies with Doctor’s orders. What will her diagnosis be? Will Lyra believe it or just brush it off? Will her life be forever different?
This is a book about a teenaged girl living with bipolar disorder and not realizing it until the summer before college. Lyra is challenged in high school, not only with normal high school dealings but navigating a mental illness she doesn’t know about.
August 21, 2015
I am not crazy, I am not crazy, I am not crazy! What in God’s name am I doing here? The intervention was bad enough, but this? This is insane! I do not need help from some kooky old dude who writes judgmental statements about me on this notepad. My life already has direction, thank you very much
Okay, so maybe I took things a little far and got a little carried away, but who doesn’t? No one is freaking perfect. Everyone has made decisions that maybe weren’t the best, but I guess my decisions landed me in a shrink’s office.
All of a sudden, everyone is all tiptoe around everything with me. Sure I get pissed off easier, but that is no reason to play doctor. I am not going to be spilling my guts to this person, whoever they are. They can stary out of my brain and I swear to God that if a medication is prescribed I will lose my shit!
This waiting room smells like ass. Probably old, fat, lazy bastards that have no life who come here to cry. I am not one of those people and I am not crazy or imbalanced or whatever else they can come up with.
August 23, 2015
Well here goes nothing. I’m Lyra. I’m currently 19 and oddly having to backtrack my whole high school career through the pointless journal. I mean seriously, who writes in a journal? Do I look 12 to you? No? Well, at least we have that in common. My therapist thinks this is going to be a healthy and therapeutic exercise. What a load of bull.
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