New Novel Exploring One Schizophrenic Woman’s Encounters with Relationships is Released in Time for Mental Health Awareness Month

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‘Tender Mind’ by Tiffany Rodriguez is an enthralling fictionalized story of an intelligent schizophrenic Asian woman who is coping with her issues revolving around relationships and sexual intimacy

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“With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I want my story to help increase studies and awareness of relationships and sex in schizophrenic women as well as to bring a voice to sexual assault victims."

“Tender Mind” by Tiffany Rodriguez portrays what life is like for Lucy, a woman with a mental health condition, who is trying to come to terms with childhood sexual trauma and how it affected her development and relationships later in life.

Patricia Abaya, who writes under the pen name Tiffany Rodriguez, is the author of her debut book “Tender Mind,” a fictionalized account of her life that explores the correlation between schizophrenia and sexual relationships. She also details what it is like for the character Lucy to grow up as a fair skinned Filipino woman in America who often received racist remarks as she tried to arise from the confusion and hurt to find her place in society.

“With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I want my story to help increase studies and awareness of relationships and sex in schizophrenic women as well as to bring a voice to sexual assault victims,” said Abaya.

“Tender Mind” provides a unique understanding of women with schizophrenia and the correlation with relationships and sex in time for Mental Health Awareness Month.

“Tender Mind”
By Tiffany Rodriguez
ISBN: 978-1-9845-6214-2 (sc); 978-1-9845-6215-9 (hc); 978-1-9845-6213-5 (e)
Available through the Xlibris Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Patricia Abaya is a Marin County Mental Health Board Member, an awardee of Celebrating the Uncelebrated, has an insignia in a plaque at the Marin General Hospital Psychiatric Unit, and was interviewed in the Marin IJ in "Unsung heroes honored by health board.” Abaya is part of many mental health organizations such as The Board of Supervisor’s Mental Health Board of Marin County and NAMI. She has a BS in Clinical Science from SFSU with multiple financial certifications and has written numerous scientific and mathematical papers during her undergraduate and graduate degrees and certifications and has also passed the JEPET test at the San Francisco State University. She currently resides in Corte Madera, California.

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