Don't Call Me Crazy! I'm Just in Love will help with the early detection of mental illness and will help you or your loved ones overcome mental illness.
Here are a few steps to overcoming mental illness taken from Don't Call Me Crazy! I'm Just in Love and from me learning how to function with the most debilitating mental illness known in mental health:
Warning signs of schizophrenia: When you're young you don't care to make friends, you may have a family history of mental illness, you may have slurred speech, you may hallucinate or become delusional. You may hear voices in your head.
Ch 6 Loosing Him
While continuing to stare at the television set, Anika sees a vision of Jesus. He appears to her in just as perfect form and image as the paintings on Mary’s wall. She then hears Jesus speak. “I am the son of God.” Then just as fast as he appears, he leaves her vision.
“Did you see him? Did you see Jesus?” Anika turns and looks at her friends. Words are stuck within their throats.
“Did you see him? Did you see Jesus?” Anika repeats once more.
“Anika, you’re really scaring us,” Mary says.
Anika and Mosi snuggle up on his king size bed. The
doorknob turns. Suitcases are heard hitting the floor.
“Ah!” Anika screams.
“Why are you screaming like you’ve seen a ghost. It’s just me,”
Ms. Sultan, Mosi’s controlling mother says.
“This place is a mess. I’m going to be here for a
few weeks to help you plan for the wedding.
I’ve picked out the most beautiful
wedding dress for you, Anika, and don’t worry, I’ll make sure
Mosi does not see it before the wedding,” Ms. Sultan says.
“I’m not wearing that,” Anika says.
“Nonsense, child, I think I know what is best. You’re not
going to walk down the aisle in pure white like you’re a virgin, are
you? Come on now.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put the book down, September 30, 2011
This review is from: Don't Call Me Crazy!: I'm Just in Love (Paperback)Recently, I read this book and could not put it down until done. When I got to the last chapter I did not realize it because it was the natural thing to expect more. I understand that there is a part two coming out and I cannot wait to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The characters jump off the page and stare you in the heart, mind and soul. Excellent read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, July 20, 2011
This review is from: Don't Call Me Crazy!: I'm Just in Love (Paperback)Author Swiyyah Muhammad's debut novel captures the reader with a story of young Anika who is toiling with day to day life and relationships, both healthy and not. Ms. Muhammad uses Anika's story as an effective delivery vehicle for what it means to cope with mental illness while struggling with issues of everyday life that we all must deal with.
A work of fiction, yet based largely on true-to-life experiences, enter Ankia's world as she tries to live a normal life balanced with her own inner demons of mental illness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!, July 15, 2011
This review is from: Don't Call Me Crazy!: I'm Just in Love (Paperback)This is an outstanding piece of work.Swiyyah really shares with us many unique ways to look for deeper truths and lessons from people most of us have met.
I myself had an experience with a person like anika but it ended up exactly the same way it ended with anika.I reccomend this book just to understand how people in any relationship change later.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Falling In Love Can Drive You Insane, January 29, 2008
This review is from: Don't Call Me Crazy!: I'm Just in Love (Paperback)Swihhay Muhammad, in her debut novel, gives readers a love story with a twist. Anika and Mosi met in their business class and they immediately hit it off. After eight years, Anika desperately wants to get married but they are still dealing with issues of trust and his infidelity. Mosi tries to convince her of his love but Mary and Rachel, Anika's meddling friends, counter his efforts. As they struggle to make their relationship work, Anika meets David. David, who is sexy and charming becomes infatuated with Anika and begins to stalk her. The story becomes complicated as Anika struggles to deal with everything around her. She becomes stressed, confused and angered. She soon finds herself hospitalized and diagnosed with a mental illness.
Muhammad does a splendid job of telling the inside story of a person struggling with a mental illness. The story was told, however, in third person, which can be difficult for some to read. I would recommend this book to any one interested in understanding a mental illness.
Reviewed by: Priscilla C. Johnson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy, March 22, 2007
This review is from: Don't Call Me Crazy!: I'm Just in Love (Paperback)Don't Call Me Crazy, Turn off the TV and read this book! I look forward to read other books by Swiyyah Muhammad.