When Felicia was fifteen years old, her best friend Holly had committed suicide. She found out after her death that Holly had suffered with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse. Felicia’s real life experience with her own childhood abuse, major depression and dealing with her best friend’s suicide, inspired her to write her first novel entitled HER.
It is the story of a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who courageously peels back the layers of her complex and serious mental illness in a desperate attempt to understand it. It is a story that takes the reader into the mind of someone who suffers with a mental illness to help families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer, understand what it’s like to have BPD.
Daniel proved to be a supportive peer, whom Kristen saw as a positive influence throughout her recovery. However, Daniel had not always been a role model. Daniel is diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder, OCD and Juvenile Diabetes. His story follows his journey throughout his healing and learning to cope with life’s transitions, coming of age, living with mental illness as well as a physical illness and the suicide of a close friend. Fans of “HER” will get to see what it was like on the other side of the Adolescent Ward.
Part one: “CHAOS” follows Daniel’s life before he goes into Bent Creek Hospital during his mental breakdown. (Available now)
Part two: “MONSTER” follows Daniel’s story while he is in Bent Creek Hospital through his treatment. ( Coming September 2017)
Part three: “LOVE” follows Daniel after his treatment in Bent Creek Hospital into his recovery process. ( Coming October 2017)