The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle and Hope is available in hardback, paperback and ebook/kindle formats now from major retailers. Please see external links below.
Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the charity Heads On (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), supporting people with mental health problems across Sussex and beyond.
"I believe the three most important words anyone can say are not I love you, but I hear you"
The Silent Scream: An Anthology of Despair, Struggle and Hope is a collection of raw, honest and inspirational memoirs, anecdotes, poems and art works about a range of topics including eating disorders, self-harm, childhood sexual abuse, rape, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD and generally feeling worthless in a society demanding perfection.
The Silent Scream anthology is an offer of a hand in your darkest moments to pull you up and pull you out of your self-destructive thought processes, patterns and behaviours; a reminder that whatever you’re going through, others are going through it too, have been through it too and that life does get better. Our experiences won’t be exactly the same, but as human beings we are all subject to fear, shame, pain and suffering which are only heightened by our feelings of isolation. The Silent Scream will pull you out of that isolation and into the community offered to you by this anthology, creating a sense of belonging and connection in a world in which we are so disconnected from each other. The Silent Scream is a friend, a hold in the hand companion, a book to dip in and out of, ready to reassure you that normal does not exist.
As collaborators we make our mess our message: you are not alone.
A percentage of the profits from book sales are going to selected mental health charities.
Compelling. The writing is exceptional. This book reminds us that whatever our experiences - there is always someone who can relate. It says: I hear you. The Good Limbo
This is a really powerful collection of pieces, remarkable for both the honesty and courage of the contributors. It is bravery in a book. Dr Katherine Preedy