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Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children's Story

by Linda Naomi Baron Katz  US United States

May 29, 2015   |    1,866 reads    |   0 comments

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Book image did not loadA children's book about two different mental illnesses, depression and mania. Peter and Lisa makes it easier for children to understand these mental conditions. It is a story about two people affected with such illness and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and necessary support by family and friends.
Our book helps manifest the true essence that love portrays and give support to aid all of us to overcome every challenge or obstacle in our lives. We wrote this book for children to show them that mental illness does not mean an end to ones life. It is the beginning of a new one that is treatable in which a person can recover from and live a happy fulfilled life.

About the authors

Charles and Linda Katz, husband and wife, raised in the Jewish faith, were married in 2002.  Charles and Linda both suffer from mental illnesses. Charles was diagnosed with depression and Linda with bipolar disorder as young adults. Both of them went through difficult challenges they had to face and struggled hard to achieve recovery. Since then, Charles and Linda have been committed to the cause of educating the community about mental illness. Linda is a Peer/Mental Health Advocate and is the author of her first published book, Surviving Mental Illness, My Story. Charles has helped Linda promote her book and gives charity on behalf of organizations that do quality work for the mentally ill. Since Charles and Linda were unable to have children of their own, they decided the best way to contribute to children was through their writing. With Charles's child-like imagination and Linda's knowledge on mental illness, the two accomplished to write this book to show how important it is for children to understand that with the right kind of help mental illness can be treated and people can live normal, healthy, happy lives.

About The Author

Linda Naomi Katz born in 1969, by the name of Linda Naomi Baron, raised as a modern orthodox Jew, where mental illness became a factor throughout her life. It had started with her mother when she was in the fifth grade. Her mother had suffered a nervous breakdown and was diagnosed with acute depression. This gave Linda and her family a huge amount of stress. As she was growing up into adulthood, her mother's illness affected her in ways that she too would become a depressed person. Linda had difficulties making friends, developing positive relationships, and maintaining employment.... more

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