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Hannah / by Hannah Westberg ; edited by Deborah Reber.

By: Westberg, Hannah [author.].
Contributor(s): Reber, Deborah [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Louder than words: Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c2010Description: 157 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780757315282.Other title: Hannah : my true story of drugs, cutting, and mental illness [Cover title].Subject(s): Westberg, Hannah -- Mental health -- Teen nonfiction | Borderline personality disorder -- Teen nonfiction | Mental illness -- Teen nonfiction | Teenage girls -- Conduct of life -- Teen nonfiction | Depression, Mental -- Teen nonfiction | Substance abuse -- Teen nonfiction | Drug abuse -- Teen nonfiction | Cutting (Self-mutilation) -- Teen nonfictionDDC classification: 618.92/852360092 | B Summary: Hannah Westberg has gone through more trauma in her eighteen years than many people will experience in a lifetime. Stemming from her depression and recently diagnosed borderline personality disorder, Hannah has engaged in dangerous behavior and has paid a high price. By the time she was in eighth grade, Hannah was cutting, popping pills, skipping class, and drinking. The following summer, she tried to commit suicide for the first time. Since then, she has had stints in the psych ward, worked with numerous therapists, gone on anti-depressants, and gotten better, only to slip up and relapse, repeating the whole cycle again.
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<p> Hannah is a girl interrupted. </p> <p> For Hannah Westberg, life has been one big emotional roller coaster. As a girl, her mother was in and out of mental hospitals, so when it was her turn to visit the psych ward following a suicide attempt the summer after eighth grade, she had an idea of what she was in for. But that was only the beginning of Hannah's journey.</p> <p> Over the next five years, Hannah has engaged in dangerous behaviors--from pill popping and excessive dieting to cutting--and paid a high price. Her depression, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies have landed her in rehab and therapy and with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. But though she may have a label for her mental illness and tools for coping, for Hannah, life is still something she takes one day at a time.<br> <br> 'The psych ward is where you go to get from fragile to shattered. It's like taking your car to get washed and getting your windshield broken in the process.'</p> Because Truth Is More Fascinating Than Fiction</p> www.louderthanwordsbooks.com </p>

Hannah Westberg has gone through more trauma in her eighteen years than many people will experience in a lifetime. Stemming from her depression and recently diagnosed borderline personality disorder, Hannah has engaged in dangerous behavior and has paid a high price. By the time she was in eighth grade, Hannah was cutting, popping pills, skipping class, and drinking. The following summer, she tried to commit suicide for the first time. Since then, she has had stints in the psych ward, worked with numerous therapists, gone on anti-depressants, and gotten better, only to slip up and relapse, repeating the whole cycle again.

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