Julie N. Strickland’s newly released “The Walls Are Breathing” shares a mother’s emotionally driven life of caring for her son with mental illness

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“The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective” from Christian Faith Publishing author Julie N. Strickland is a heartfelt account of a mother’s unwavering care for her son who was diagnosed with a mental disorder.

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“The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective”: a soul-tugging narrative of a mother’s exemplary love and nurturing of her mentally ill son. “The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective” is the creation of published author Julie N. Strickland, a senior principal mechanical engineer specializing in electro-optical design and a loving mother of a son with a medical diagnosis.

Strickland shares, “‘The walls are breathing,’ her twenty-year-old son said. ‘I know it’s not real, but that’s what I see.’

“So began Julie N. Strickland’s education on mental illness. She did not know where to start or whom to call. A mechanical engineer, she had earned a master's degree. Research, she could do. Calling people, she could do. But dealing with doctors, insurance, and social security—all of these were difficult for her. For her son, these were impossible. From struggling to find a doctor who accepted new patients, to struggling to separate symptoms from drug side effects, she learned to advocate for her child. It took two years for him to recover, and another three for both of them to adjust to their ‘new normal.’

“Strickland decided to write a book to help others who find themselves in this situation without a road map. Readers can find the resources and advice that took her years to compile in the appendices and on her website (jnstrickland.com). By sharing this information, she hopes that at least one person can find the resources they need.

“Strickland is not a medical professional. She is not a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist. She is a mother who helped her child through a difficult illness. She is telling her story here to help other parents and families.

“Because few parents know how to react when their child says, ‘The walls are breathing.’”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Julie N. Strickland’s new book shares the overwhelming struggles of a mother who deals with her son’s mental illness through patience, understanding, and faith in God, as well as medicine.

This book also desires to educate parents with similar challenges to help them better cope with adjusting to their loved ones who suffer mental sickness.

View the synopsis of “The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Walls Are Breathing: Mental Illness: A Mother's Perspective,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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