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Melinda R. Hasbrouck, JD, MPH, CPS
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Melinda Hasbrouck lives in Washington, D.C. and self-identifies as a current consumer of mental health services. She is in recovery from serious mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation and Attempt.
“Black Girl Interrupted: Mental Illness, Recovery, and Everyday Life Stories,” captures Melinda’s comedic, inspirational, and intellectual approach to life. She takes you along with stories of how she turned trauma into healing, illness into wellness, and sorrow into joy. Melinda’s style of writing allows you to laugh and cry with her while taking you on a journey demystifying the stigmas associated with mental health disorders. Seedlings and nurturing of hope spring up along the way.