White Plains, NY — Linda Appleman Shapiro is a psychotherapist and addictions counselor, mental health advocate, and the author of She’s Not Herself: A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness.
Shapiro's memoir is about how she and her older brother grew up in the 1940s and ‘50s in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn with a mother who suffered from mental illness.
“Those were the years when no one spoke of mental or physical illnesses in one's family -- especially in immigrant families,” says Shapiro. “Children assume that whatever the reality is in their family is reality, but if you keep secrets and never address them, children are unlikely to ever become fully functional adults.”
The US Review of Books called She's Not Herself "a revelatory account of someone who grew up with a mentally ill parent and grew up to become an effective, loving mother and a successful professional healer."
She’s Not Herself is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and through its publisher Dream of Things. She's Not Herself is also available through the iTunes Store and all major book sellers.
For more information about Linda and her book, visit www.applemanshapiro.com and her Facebook