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  1. Erin Grimm says:

    Dear Helena,
    I also have Schizoaffective disorder. When I first received this diagnosis I was absolutely devastated. The first thing I did was go to Amazon and look for books on it. And there were none that were uplifting and humanizing. And then I found yours. You have changed my life and how I view myself as a sufferer of serious mental illness so much that I have started my own blog and am writing my own memoir. Your humility and desire to start a movement where people can be open about their struggles changed my life, how I view myself, and my life’s mission.
    Erin Grimm

    • Helena Smole says:

      Dear Erin Grimm!

      Thank you for your comment! It means so much to me, when I see that I inspire others with my work. It was not easy to write Balancing the Beast, but when I see the results, it’s rewarding.

      Take care,
      Helena Smole

  2. Stephanie says:

    Dear Helena,
    My psychologist is not available until Monday and today is Thursday night. I am currently in a bipolar or schzoaffective or Manic-Depressive episode. I am not suicidal, but I am really struggling with doing enough self care.
    I have lost my Abilify pills and I have given up on finding them tonight. I lost the Abilify pills after I took one this morning.
    When I had my first appointment with my psychologist, my emotions were big and that seemed to be an overwhelming problem. Since that first appointment I have let go of making major life decisions.
    If I read your book for an hour at a time (and then do something else for 4 hours) do you think it will help or hurt me to read your book when I was emotional when I read and talked to someone about the “Why Bother?” part of your book.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Okay. Thank you very much for giving me an additional idea of what I should not do so hopefully I can figure out what to do.

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