Author Armesha Lynn’s new book “Guess What’s in My Purse? Thriving with Mental Illness” is a deeply personal memoir of childhood trauma and its aftermath.

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Recent release “Guess What’s in My Purse? Thriving with Mental Illness” from Page Publishing author Armesha Lynn is a devastating account of a horrific assault at the tender age of seven, the inability and unwillingness of her mother to help her cope and the resulting break in her mental health, and finally, her path to healing and recovery.

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Armesha Lynn, a native Chicagoan, mother, and grandmother, has published her latest book “Guess What’s in My Purse? Thriving with Mental Illness”: a candid reflection on the traumatic event that impacted her life in countless painful ways until she finally received the help she needed to move past that betrayal.

The author shares, “I loved him for five minutes. The consequence of that love lasted for two adult lives. I never could explain the promiscuity, jumping from man to man, just looking for what I lost at seven years old—genuine love. If you would have asked me, why did I sell drugs at a young age, why did I rob taxicabs at 3:00 a.m.? I would have responded, ‘The accolades that I received from doing so was so gratifying that I continued, but that’s only because I didn’t have the medical term for bipolar I manic behaviors.’ Manic-ness is so dangerous that you disregard the feelings of others involved. Manic behavior has an evil sibling called deep depression. Deep depression has its own destructive system that pulls you into a world fill with how-to manuals on destroying yourself and others.

Cluster B personality disorder is unapologetically exposed through the writer’s experience with borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, antisocialism disorders. “You can’t have one without the other.” This is a basket of problems, and this book addresses symptoms and solutions of this mental illness.

PTSD is one of the popular mental challenges that America talks about a lot. In the book, we discuss plan Bs and the successful usage of planning when it comes to nightmares, daymares, and flashbacks. Reaction instead of pre-action is the writer’s experience when she was faced with real vs. unreal images, allowing the image to play out then make sense of what was seen is one of her practices. She thrives in this area.

Emotional mental illness is highly unpacked in this book so clear you walk down the same mental dark alleys as the writer. Thriving is the endgame. Creating a successful life through partnership and practices is the whole objective to exposing past tragedies so future access can be granted.”
Published by Page Publishing, Armesha Lynn’s engrossing book is an inspiring true story of one woman’s determination to overcome mental illness and succeed in living her fullest life.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“Guess What’s in My Purse? Thriving with Mental Illness” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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