Angela Tsounis’ daughter was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 17 but had bouts of pervasive and debilitating anxiety and depression from when she was a child. Angela then authored a book of interviews called Different from the Other Kids, as a resource for families going through mental health challenges. Angela ended the first book with “What if.” What if there was a natural magic therapy… This next book is all about that big “if.” As Angela’s daughter’s body struggles with a liver that is under siege after years of medication, they have dipped a toe into a highly contentious pond – natural alternatives.
In Different from the Other Kids: Natural Alternatives Edition, Angela takes the reader through a series of interviews that demonstrate that there is a better way – a better way to help children deal with mental health challenges. Angela explains a story of serendipity that put her on this “natural path” – seeking new ways for her daughter to take control of her mental health challenges.
Within each interview, Angela and her guests delve into the different treatments, therapies, and tools they use in their daily lives. If someone struggles with mental health, they have been earmarked for the rest of their life as someone who is “sick” and will require medications for the rest of their life. Traditional medicine devalues and demeans anything natural as quackery. Angela is here with stories explaining that natural alternatives are anything but. These therapies are changing Angela’s daughter’s life in a powerful and profound way.
Based on Angela’s weekly podcast which features candid, one-on-one interviews with parents and professionals, this version of Different from the Other Kids, Angela focuses on natural and holistic therapies that can assist with mental health challenges. Check out Different from the Other Kids on Facebook, order the book from Amazon or see www.dftok.com for all things Different from the Other Kids.
The book launched November 11, 2016, in Oakville, Ontario at the Oakville Naturopathic Wellness Centre to great success. If you wish to purchase the book, check out Amazon for the eBook or paperback. To listen to the weekly podcast, check http://bit.ly/DFTOKPodcast for links to the various to listen. For a sneak peak of the book, check out http://bit.ly/DFTOKSP – and let’s help further the conversation surrounding children and mental health.