Her by Felicia Johnson Book Trailer – HOPE

There are two book trailers for my novel called Her. here are two trailers. The first trailer is heavy and dark. It is titled: Pain. This is the other trailer. It is a bit lighter. It is titled: Hope.

We made two trailers to illustrate the black and white thinking that people who suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) struggle with.

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.
In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.
After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers — including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family — can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

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“HER” By Felicia Johnson Book Trailer: The PAIN

There are two book trailers for my novel called Her. here are two trailers. The first trailer is heavy and dark. It is titled: Pain.

The other trailer is a bit lighter titled: Hope.

We made two trailers to signify and illustrate the black and white thinking that sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) struggle with.

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers — including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family — can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

Hey, That Kid Got Issues Maybe It’s ADHD by Earnest L. Williams, Jr.

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Hey, That Kid Got Issues Maybe It’s ADHD is a very educational book about the mental health condition Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD is a condition that effects 1 in 10 school age children between the ages of 5 and 17. The story is about a little boy named Justin. Justin is a lively, spirited, and outgoing child. His high spirited personality seems to get him into trouble at school. It is hard for him to pay attention and listen to his teacher, and it’s even hard for him to sit still, even when he is being told to calm down. Justin’s father comes to his school to collect Justin and he decides to take Justin to a doctor to see what they can do to help his son. The doctor diagnoses Justin with ADHD and she gives Justin’s dad some helpful pointers. The doctor helps Justin’s dad understand what ADHD is and how to lovingly help Justin with his ADHD. Justin’s dad learns that Justin will be okay. Even Justin remains hopeful that he will be okay living with ADHD, and will one day be “on green”.

The Foreward is written by the CEO of the publisher of this book, Personality Disorder Awareness Network’s (PDAN), Frederic Bein. In the Foreward, Frederic writes about when he first met writer Earnest L. Williams, Jr. and his son, “by chance”, in Washing D.C. They both found that they had something in common. Frederic and Earnest both have sons who have ADHD. They bonded while sharing the challenges that they both faced having children around the same age who are suffering with ADHD.

This book was illustrated by Steve Howard. The illustrations are clear, bright, and relevant. They helped me, as the reader, follow the story of Justin’s  father’s journey to find answers about Justin’s behavior and ADHD.

Also, I feel that the book is written in a way that can help readers relate and sympathize with anyone who many know a child with ADHD. I have a nephew who was diagnosed with ADHD, and this book  helped me understand the effects that ADHD have on most children my nephew’s age. This book is a great tool to help educate kids, parents, families, friends, school counselors, mentors, and teachers about the symptoms of ADHD. It breaks ADHD down in simple and understandable terms. There is even a helpful and beneficial section of resources following Justin’s story in the book.

I recommend Hey, That Kid Got Issues Maybe It’s ADHD to anyone who has a child, family member, friend, student, or mentee that has ADHD. Not only does the book help educate those who read it on the subject of ADHD, but it is a great book to read with the person that you know who may have ADHD.

 

You can connect with PDAN through their beautiful new website at pdan.org

Also, connect with me on Facebook on my Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Felicia-Johnson-Author-Page/574501032562838

HER by Felicia Johnson

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Her by Felicia Johnson – A novel that takes the reader into the mind of someone who suffers with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Her by Felicia Johnson a novel about BPD. Get your copy today!

Her by Felicia Johnson is a fictional novel. It is about a 17 year old girl named Kristen. Kristen suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. The novel is written from Kristen’s point of view so that the first person narrative can take the readers into the mind of someone who suffers from BPD. Kristen struggles with understanding her mental illness, treatment, and recovery after a suicide attempt. Eventually, Kristen learns that in order to be a survivor, she must understand and acknowledge her personality disorder and what it takes to actually become a true survivor. Kristen draws strength from her peers, her doctors, and her family. This is a story about mental health, child abuse, and survival.

Her by Felicia Johnson is now for sale on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Please click here to connect with the author and other readers!

Cheers!

–XF