Same Time Next Week

Fascinating... honest... and hopeful


Fascinating... honest... and hopeful

Proof that others have found progress and recovery in mental illness is important. Proof that someone else struggled and found hope: That’s huge.

In Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness, patients as well as mental health clinicians write about their own experiences in a collection of well crafted essays. Editor Lee Gutkind — founder and editor of the journal Creative Nonfiction, editor of more than twenty-five books, and a rather formidable presence in the nonfiction world — has done wonderful work gathering and editing these pieces. Although each is written by a different person, the book as a whole flows beautifully.

[...] As a mental health consumer, I found this collection fascinating, and was able to relate to most of the essays. It is honest, and it is hopeful: two things we need when we read about severe mental illness. That the writers are talented makes it an especially worthwhile read.

This review was originally featured in PsychCentral.