Carrie Worthington

Carrie Worthington became a mental health advocate after her husband and her son were both diagnosed with a mental illness. Carrie herself was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and trichotillomania. A tireless advocate dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness, Carrie became passionately involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and helped to grow the NAMI Will-Grundy Chapter.

Besides authoring Living with Mental Illness from the Real Life Diaries Series, she has also contributed to Hello From Heaven, as well as Poetry and Prose, both from the Grief Diaries Series. She has contributed to several more books from the Grief Diaries that will be released in 2018.

Her website is her blog as she renegotiates and rebuilds her life as a widow. She is also working on a book about her struggles with grief after the passing of her husband in 2011. Her books, as well as the other Grief Diaries Series books can be purchased on Vixie Shop as well as other local bookstores.

Living with Mental Illness are true stories by ordinary people about facing challenges, living with stigma, and finding hope in life with mental illness.  Confessing struggles, fears, and hopes, the collection of heartfelt stories offers firsthand insight into the diversity of mental illness for nonclinical perspectives, and highlights the unexpected ways ordinary people find strength courage and hope even when bound by societal stigma.

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