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The Road To Mental Health: My Book Is Published!

Updated on December 12, 2014
Cover art by Mark Weller/Spirit Sounds
Cover art by Mark Weller/Spirit Sounds

Writing a book, any writer's dream!

I have always dreamed of being published, I guess. I mean, that is what most of us here at hubpages dream of.


Other Books I've Written

My first book is called "Inside my Mind", written about my childhood. It's unpublished due to poor printing and grammatical errors and it's not necessary to rehash the past.

My second book, "Writing and Photography" is on sale at blurb.com if you wanna look. It's a book of poems and pictures.

And of course my third book, my most accomplished work, is called The Road to Mental Health, a title my niece came up with after she edited it for me. It's actually longer than that. The full title is long and it is: The Road to Mental Health: A Practical Guide For the Consumer, Family, and Friends.

Why I Chose The Long Title

It felt important to me to make it longer of a title to explain exactly what the book is about and what kind of information it contains.

It's the best of the best hub articles I've written put together. I really wanted to write about fighting stigma, anxiety, how to be supportive, improve oneself, and share some healing poems and talk about how spirituality has helped me. It is after all, my book so I can put that in there :)

Sales and Distribution

So far my book is available on lulu.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and I ordered 20 printed copies which I sold to friends and family and I also sold some at an event called Rock into Recovery. At the event, I sold several copies, one to a woman who bought it for her son who has schizophrenia: this is what I wrote the book for, to help people so I am happy with that. My book also helped me get a third job interview for a job as a peer counselor. The director was very impressed he said. I have heard only positive things so far on this book. People had said it was much more positive than my first book.

I am glad I was able to put together helpful information that is positive in hopes it will inspire those who are suffering and their families. If you would like to buy a copy, please go to lulu.com. Thanks! And please, please, please leave me a review.

Thank you....


To Mark Weller for working with me to do the cover.

To James Watkins for your advice.

To all my followers who have believed in me from the start!




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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Hi rasta1,

      THANK YOU!

      To be completely frank, I don't "love " the subject. It can be depressing!!

      But, I needed to HELP people, and I happened to know a lot , ya know?

      Maybe I can write something FUN next time! hahaha

      I appreciate your comment!!

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      It must be a great feeling to publish a book in regards to a topic that you are passionate about. Best Regards.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      brecan feeley,

      There are a lot of things I do agree with, In my book I write about how spirituality has helped me hugely.

      I'd love to hear what you have to say. Give me a shout out here, when you write a hub about it!

      Thanks :)

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      brecan feeley 3 years ago

      I dont believe in mainstream psychiatry. I find aspects of it abusive. In the spirit of Coyote Healing I finally found a shaman to work with. Maybe I can share that exprience and what has lead up to this point right now.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Lambservant my friend!!! How are you?!!

      Thank you much my pal!

      God bless you

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      @tirelesstraveler

      Really?!! Lol,,actually you may be right!! Just like hubs, there are always new ideas to share right?! Thank you so much. I am blessed

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      @brtbell,

      Thank you very much; I appreciate your encouraging words!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Rose, I am absolutely thrilled for you. Congrats!!!

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      Congratulations. Here's to many more.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      CONGRATULATIONS! That's great news!

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      I see you've been here 4 yrs! I'll be checking out your articles.

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      schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

      Well thank you mdscoggins for your words of praise. I am grateful to those other hubbers who have been faithful readers of mine from the start! Hubpages has changed a lot in the past few years. I haven't seen many of my readers in a long long time. How long have you been on here?

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      Michelle Scoggins 3 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Congrats Rosemary on your accomplishments. I can only hope to follow in your shoes in my future.