Hvor Flygter Man Hen, Når Man Vil Væk Fra Sig Selv? is a biographic self-help book written by Line Rosenberg Schmidt.
Approx. every 5th Dane is affected by a mental illness. Yet it is still associated with taboo and shame not to be able to endure life.
In this book, Line Rosenberg Schmidt tells her personal story of living a life with anxiety and depression. It is a courageous and vulnerable insight into the painful state one is put in as a mentally ill person.
Despite the heavy topic, it is also a book full of hope and faith in a good future. About getting to know oneself anew and accepting life on the terms it provides. About fragility and strength. It describes the experience of being admitted to a psychiatric hospital, all the thoughts that run through your head when you are ill, and how the author has helped herself go on. That way, it can give others in the same situation someone to compare with.
The book also contains useful and practical instructions for both the mentally ill, but just as important for the relatives. The book is thus aimed at a wide audience, for whom it will be beneficial to know how it can feel to be affected by depression and anxiety. Throughout the book, a sharp critique is also made of the treatment you get with an "invisible" disease, in many places, in the system.
Bogen har fået en fin lektørudtalelse fra Dansk Bibliotekscenter, who among other things writes: “Velskrevet bog i dagbogsform, som personligt og hudløst ærligt beretter om livet med psykisk sygdom gennem otte år. Man kommer helt tæt på forfatterens kamp for at overvinde sygdommen, bryde tabuet omkring angst og depression og stoppe stigmatiseringen.”
June 2, 2021, Line was in Go’ Morgen Danmark in connection with the publication of the book. “Line was hospitalized five times over nine years. Joy and peace await after a depression with the right support. This was experienced by Line, who has been hospitalized five times over ten years.”
June 7, 2021 one could read a large article in Gladsaxe Bladet: “She writes in the preface that she hopes that the book will be comforting for those who are experiencing mental illness for the first time, informative for relatives and thought-provoking for those who in their work come into contact with the mentally ill like her…”
19. juni 2021 var Line på forsiden af Kristeligt Dagblad og under Liv & Sjæl kunne man læse en helsides artikel: “Hvor flygter man hen, når man vil væk fra sig selv? er titlen på Line Rosenberg Schmidts bog, der udkommer den 1. juli. Gennem dagbogsuddrag og egne minder fortæller hun om at få og leve med tilbagevendende angst og depression.”
About Line Rosenberg Schmidt
Line Rosenberg Schmidt (b. 1975) has felt mentally vulnerable throughout her life. Since 2012, she has lived a life of recurring depression and anxiety. She has therefore gathered a good knowledge of how to help oeself move on. For many years she has come to know the inside of life as a mentally ill person and has experienced many of the prejudices and misunderstandings that come with it.
It is one of the reasons why she is passionate about breaking the taboo and stigma of mental illness. She wants a showdown with how the mentally ill are treated and downgraded in society.