“Hope for those seeking help”
A new collection of narratives highlighting struggles and breakthroughs for both patients and therapists
“Proof that someone else struggled and found hope.” - PsychCentral
“Bursting with warmth and inspiration.” - Hippocampus
"A deeply humanistic and creative collection, this book is full of insight, encouragement, and hope." - Judith Schlesinger, PhD, author of The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the Myth of the Mad Genius
In any given year, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.”
We hear about worse-case scenarios, but in some—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. Intimate and sincere, these narratives set out to prove that compassion can trump diagnosis and even help patients move forward with their lives. In Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness, 18 writers attempt to look past their titles of patient and therapist, and candidly relay their struggles and triumphs, commenting on the failures of mainstream therapy and the unfair disconnect between person and patient, human and healthcare. This collection highlights the basic necessity of empathy in treating people, and gives insight into the lives of those who live with mental illness, as well as the professionals who are helping them.
Ultimately, these stories help to provide hope for those currently struggling with the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders.