Author’s new autobiography details struggle with mental illness, ‘Learning How to Fly’

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Ruth L. Midsummer chronicles personal struggle, family history with mental illness

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Midsummer is confident her book will not only resonate with readers who have experience with mental illness, but also bring those unaffected by mental illness a better understanding of the diagnosis as a whole.

Ruth L. Midsummer knows all too well of the stigma and trauma that comes with mental illness. She witnessed three generations of her family struggle with mental illness, watching as they faced discrimination while attempting to overcome their unique challenges. Furthermore, she’s now part of her family’s fourth generation to have a mental illness.

Midsummer tells the emotional story of her family and their history of mental illness in her new autobiographyLearning How to Fly” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“Mental illness is an issue that is commonly addressed by the media and is often portrayed in a negative light,” Midsummer says. “I want to help the reader to better understand mental illness so as to facilitate the removal of its stigma.”

“Learning How to Fly” chronicles Midsummer’s struggles with mental illness, while looking back at the history of her family members and their individual struggles. During their day-to-day lives, Midsummer says she realized her family faced countless challenges all while battling the social stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Midsummer is confident her book will not only resonate with readers who have experience with mental illness, but also bring those unaffected by mental illness a better understanding of the diagnosis as a whole.

“Learning How to Fly”
By Ruth L. Midsummer
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781490747583
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781490747576
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781490747590
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ruth L. Midsummer lives and writes out of Scituate, Rhode Island with her three sons.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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