Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness

Twisted Love

Young Adult - Non-Fiction
104 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2016
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Author Biography

Yassin Hall is the Amazon Best Selling Author of “Journey Untold…My Mother’s Struggle with Mental Illnesses”.

She is a Mental Health Advocate, Educator, and Motivational Speaker born and raised on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the visionary Founder and Program Manager of Milestones Mom’s Support Group, an entity providing support and resources to Mom’s who share similar unspoken experiences and challenges of raising a child suffering from some form of mental illness.

Hall is a certified CIT & Mental Health First Aider, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Mogul, Life Mentor and Dance Mom. Her childhood fascination with fashion ignited her interest to pursue modelling and designing at age 12. While modelling gained the young island beauty tremendous notoriety locally and internationally, there was much greater notoriety surrounding her publicly stemming from

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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Believe it or not, minorities are experiencing various forms of mental illness and have done so for decades. Mental illnesses tends to sit in the background in silence in minority households. Yassin S. Hall walks us through the shadows of her life as a child growing up with a mom that has mental illness in Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness. In Yassin S. Hall’s town within the Virgin Islands, everyone knows your business due to its small community. Her mother's illness created several stigmas that followed Yassin S. Hall wherever she went. It is Yassin S. Hall’s goal to not only tell her story, but to show how this illness can cause harm to loved ones dealing with those affected by mental illness.

Whether it's bipolar, paranoid schizophrenia, or other forms of mental illness, the disease is debilitating for everyone - from the person living with it to their loved ones having to deal with the sickness. Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness by Yassin S. Hall says that we will no longer hide this illness affecting our families under the rug; help is needed. Mental illnesses come in various forms from abuse, compulsive disorders and addiction to depression. We need more support groups that speak to the specific needs of people of color. “If I can motivate, empower, and uplift just one woman a day, then that’s my purpose. That is what keeps me going,” says Yassin S. Hall. Journey Untold - My Mother's Struggle with Mental Illness shows that despite your upbringing or your past, you can still have a bright and prosperous future.