Claire Phillips tops list of “Memoirs on Mothers Impacted by Mental Illness”

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Claire Phillips’s memoir, A Room with a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia, listed as the top Motherhood and Mental Illness memoir on The Mighty.

Leslie Lindsay prefaces her recommended reading list with a deeply personal account of her own mother’s mental illness, acknowledging the contradictory emotions one may feel on Mother’s Day amidst May’s Mental Health Awareness Month. She emphasizes the importance of empathy, suggesting reading memoirs, like Phillips’s, may cultivate a more understanding world.

Read the rest of Lindsay’s suggestions here.

For more information on Claire Phillips’s memoir, A Room with a Darker View, click here.