“Brainstorm Revolution is an anthology, of sorts. It is many stories and one, all bundled together. It is black-and-white, black and white, and a rainbow of colors. It is deep, resonating work… at turns, beautiful… haunting… ugly… scary. Profound.” Read more here.
“This book is a must-read for anyone who has been impacted by depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD or other mental health issues. The stories in this book are raw, true, and very relatable…readers journey alongside these courageous storytellers. Reading Brainstorm Revolution is not simply reading a book–it’s living the stories within.
Brainstorm Revolution is structured into three themes: Love, Personal Evolution, and Cultural Revolution. Each theme offers several true-life stories that educate, illuminate and inspire the reader. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll marvel at the resilience of the people in this book, and I guarantee you’ll want to talk about it afterwards.
A few of my close friends are psychotherapists and social workers, and they’ve told me they plant to include the book in their reading recommendations for patients.
Disclosure: I am a contributor to this book–but there are 38 contributors, and this review is based on the book and the project, and not my own contribution!”
~ Catherine Kenwell
“Each story is a fascinating read but it makes you realise you are not alone. Even if your struggle is nowhere near as bad as some of the stories you learn a bit from each and makes you realise everyone from every walk of life has the potential to be suffering. Mental illness has no boundaries. So be kind you never know what someone else might be going through.”
“This book really is so cool. It may be weird to say it that way but there it is.
I found myself going through multiple stages while reading, including being impressed with the way challenges were met, heartbroken for some of the personal stories, completely relating to a lot of the expressed feelings, and yes, even sometimes down on myself for feeling like the mild depression, anxiety, and shaming I deal with is no where near comparable to what other people are going through or have gone through.
But that’s exactly the point of the book. It’s not a ‘who had it worse’ competition. We are all dealing with our own sh*t and the biggest takeaway here is that we are not alone. Sharing is a huge step in healing and empathy is vital in understanding ourselves and our loved ones.
So thank you to Courtney, Heather, and Natalie for putting this together and for the contributors who shared a piece of their very personal history.”