One in five adults in the United State suffer from mental illness each year. These illnesses impact the afflicted individuals as wells as the surrounding loved ones. In The Story of My Suffering, author Furwa J. Hussain shares six short stories that focus on different forms of neglect caused by a variety of mental illnesses.
Culled from a number of perspectives and cultures, the stories movingly portray children in difficult and sometimes abusive family situations and give intimate, complex portrayals of both intense suffering and inspiring resilience. These short stories shed light on some of the misery loved ones experience and communicates a message of shared pain, failure, parental negligence, and lack of love.
In The Story of My Suffering, Hussain seeks to provide comfort to those who believe they are the only ones with bad experiences; to provide hope there is light at the end of the tunnel; to convey the message that no matter how tough life gets, no matter how many suicide attempts you make, you can deal with what is happening and get through this; and to help start a conversation to ensure no child suffers in silence.