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LOJ Book Club: Finding Us: A Mother’s Memoir of Braving Mental Illness with her Young Daughter By Kristin Rohman Rehkamp

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Summary Courtesy of Goodreads: Kristin was terrified she was going to lose her daughter. Her daughter could not breathe, her chest hurt, and she was experiencing loss of sensation in limbs, dizziness, and disorientation…all rolling up to a state of terror she had never before witnessed. It was September 16, 2020, and her life changed, suddenly and without warning, with her daughter’s onset of a panic disorder.

Living with a mental illness is a journey that is messy, complicated and often misunderstood. Despite our best efforts, an experience we cannot control, but instead bravely learn to live with, learn from, and feasibly teach others.

In Finding Us, Kristin Rohman Rehkamp shares her story to educate and bring visibility to what living with a child braving a mental illness looks like and feels like. Her hope is that her memoir normalizes the mental health conversation, while providing others comfort and support in knowing their unique challenges and journeys are understood.