Author Jennifer Kennedy Paints a Realistic Picture of Mental Illness

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New book creatively features the strength of the unwavering human spirit.

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Compelling and filled with insights, FROM WITHIN takes readers to a one-of-a-kind journey where one woman explores the depths of her soul as she struggles through mental illness. Created by Jennifer Kennedy, this remarkable work portrays the obstacles she had to overcome in her attempt to reclaim herself and her own identity.

In this remarkable work, readers will come across the process in which Kennedy is able to discover herself through inner motivation and determination. From the illustrations of the pains she encountered, trying to decipher the mystery of her own true nature, to her musings about how society has continuously affected her, the pages of FROM WITHIN unveils a series of insights which encourage readers to embrace hope and cherish compassion.

A poignant coming of age revelation, this book provides inspirational drive for those who find themselves locked by the demons of their past and the darkness of their current situations. A literary beacon of light, FROM WITHIN ignites thought-provoking ideas and a sense of self-awareness.

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About the Author
Jennifer Kennedy was born in Woodstock, Ontario and now resides in Brantford, Ontario with her two daughters. Living with mental illness since her early years, Kennedy uses creative outlets of photography and writing to portray the journey of her intimate struggles, and heightened sensory perceptions. Through sheer determination, constant self re-evaluation, supportive foundations, and consistent medications, she has triumphed over the multitude of barriers presented to her daily. She is also passionate about shedding light on the suffering that occurs with mental illness, especially in young children, actively seeking early intervention strategies to help families and raise awareness.

FROM WITHIN * by Jennifer Kennedy
A Collection of Poems and Prose from the Depths of Mental Illness
Publication Date: February 21, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 142 pages; 978-1-4797-7846-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 142 pages; 978-1-4797-7847-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-7848-5

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