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Misunderstood Insanity by Nicho’lle!

I don’t mean to feel this anxious. All I want to do is want to live. Why is it so hard to just allow myself to take up space?

TW: self-harm, substance abuse, abortion!

Misunderstood Insanity by Nicho’lle is a collection of writings by the author that includes poetry and diary entries as she tells the story of her journey battling grief, self-harm, substance use, hyper sexuality etc. It’s a very difficult book to read, because with every chapter I just wanted to go in and give her a hug and tell her it will all be okay. I cannot and will not try to fathom what the author has gone through because when I finished the book the weight in my heart told me enough. I cried the night I was reading this book because it was raw and real!
But, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel and we get to see the author coping while taking care of herself and healing. She talks about the ways in which she processes the bad days through self-care and help from others.
This book shows what it’s truly like when your mental health is deteriorating because of actions taken by others as well as the choices you’ve made. But, remember that there are a lot of people out there who are struggling with their mental health and you are not alone. It may be a long and hard journey but you are wirth every second of the life you are living.

This is not related to the review but is a part of the book and it had me curious. There’s a whole write up on ‘trigger warnings’ and as you know I always add TWs in the beginning of my reviews, including this one and I know there’s always a debate about the use of warnings. But as a reader what’s your opinion?

There’s a part in the book that’s states:

‘I am all about mental health, and I will advocate for it until the day I die, but if we are going to be this sensitive to what we are looking at on the internet, shouldn’t we just avoid the internet?’

Rated 9/10
Melina L. 🦄

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