Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting, and Mental Illness

Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting, and Mental Illness

Hannah is a girl interrupted.

For Hannah Westberg, life has been one big emotional roller coaster. As a girl, her mother was in and out of mental hospitals, so when it was her turn to visit the psych ward following a suicide attempt the summer after eighth grade, she had an idea of what she was in for. But that was only the beginning of Hannah's journey.

Over the next five years, Hannah has engaged in dangerous behaviors--from pill popping and excessive dieting to cutting--and paid a high price. Her depression, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies have landed her in rehab and therapy and with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. But though she may have a label for her mental illness and tools for coping, for Hannah, life is still something she takes one day at a time.



'The psych ward is where you go to get from fragile to shattered. It's like taking your car to get washed and getting your windshield broken in the process.' Because Truth Is More Fascinating Than Fiction www.louderthanwordsbooks.com

Title:Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting, and Mental Illness
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780757315282
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    Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting, and Mental Illness Reviews

  • Jennifer

    From My Book Review Blog Rundpinne. "Hannah: My True Story of Drugs, Cutting, and Mental Illness by Hannah Westberg is the most difficult of the Louder Than Words books to read, as the issues are var...

  • Joan  2

    Excellent, excellent series. Can not recommend it enough. Maybe they should be required reading at high schools? So informative and so hopeful....

  • Barbara Bengston

    I found this story very informative regarding Borderline Personality Disorders. Hannah described how she felt when going through her breakdowns, including her up and down emotions. It was motivational...

  • Dylan Skellenger

    This was a pretty good book. For Hannnah Westberg, life has been rough for her because her mom is in and out of mental hospitals because of her own mental illness. Her dad is in very deep depression. ...

  • Alea

    Hannah’s story is a hard one to take in. She lays it out honestly and you feel for her. What I really liked about Hannah’s journey is she admits and realizes what her problems are, and she knows t...

  • Khadijah Mitchell

    I REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it even better :). Hannah story was truly amazing i never new that one girl could go through so much stuff. I me...

  • Heather

    "This is the story of a girl who refuses to be defined solely by her mental illness."Hannah's life has not been easy. After a stint in a mental facility she spirals downward into drugs and cutting. Ev...

  • Jennie

    I had no idea when I put this book on hold that Hannah was so young. Her life story is tough: depression, cutting, pills, broken home; this poor girl suffers more than many do in a few lifetimes. This...

  • Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)

    Hannah is an emotional and powerful autobiography. She has a strong voice, and it took me on quite a journey. There are so many things going against Hannah, and on the other hand, she builds some pr...

  • Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis

    I wish this book had made me connect with Hannah more. Obviously she has had a rough life. The book itself is written in snippets, some things are repeated and others should just be left out. She does...