With the increasing conversations regarding mental health, there is an increase in awareness regarding the terms pertaining to a healthy mind. But we are unaware of how it is to be in those shoes. Nancy Tucker, the author of the acclaimed eating disorder memoir The Time In Between gives an account of mental illness based on her
interviews with young women aged 16-25.
With a frank approach, Nancy weaves together experiences of mental illnesses into moving narratives, humorous anecdotes and guidance on how we can be more empathetic towards those suffering from the illness. The author helps us examine the notions relating to mental illness from the interviews she conducted in over a hundred
hours with young women. Their experience from having a normal childhood to a tortured teenage and coping up with is challenging and agonizing.
The book offers an insight into the day-to-day trials of living with an unhealthy mind. It lends a voice to those who find it hard to speak for themselves. The account helps one to ease the brunt faced by the victims of this health crisis by helping others empathise with them through this genuine guidance the author offers.