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Lizzie Simon

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Lizzie Simon is the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, DETOUR: MY BIPOLAR ROAD TRIP IN 4-D (Atria Books, 2002) which is in its 6th printing and was optioned by MTV and HBO. She currently works with the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, where she does public speaking promoting peer to peer outreach. She is also a freelance writer of celebrity profiles and exotic travel features
Winter brings a certain hopelessness and fatigue, irritability towards other people, and a desire to stay in and dissociate to daytime television with a jar of chocolate spread and a spoon. But this year was different...
I wondered how she could look me in the eye and think that I had been stripped of my humanity and my agency. I wondered how she figured that any person with mental illness could somehow get by without humanity or agency...
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