Because of God, nothing will stop Anika from marrying the love of her life, not even paranoid schizophrenia. You don't want to miss this spiritual journey filled with inspiration and power. This book is insightful and perceptive. Inspired by a true story. Few people consider the God factor in mental health. Join Anika and journey with her as she receives revelations from God while on her walk to overcome mental illness and naiveness towards religion. Required reading for High schools and colleges. Buy now!
"I could not put this book down. Swiyyah Woodard is a phenomenal author and she has an anointing in her writing. And I know it was God who wrote this book for her." First Lady Samantha Franklin -United Kingdom of Christ Fellowship (UKCF)
"Hands down this is one of the best books that I have ever read in my life. When I first heard Swiyyah speak I said to myself I had to get this book because it's a fantastic read and I think everybody should get this book!" -Rashida Strober National playwright
"I had the opportunity to read, "Don't call me crazy!" and it was a very powerful book. That really made me feel refreshed as a reader that I got to learn something and I had a good time and a good experience reading this book. -Jahari Christmas Pokerface Productions.
About the Author
Swiyyah Nadirah Woodard was selected as a Bay News 9 Everyday Hero, which was seen by two million viewers, for publishing a book and teaching the community about her own battle with mental illness. She was hospitalized six times and misdiagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Her first book, "Don't Call Me Crazy! I'm Just in Love," became required and suggested reading in Reading, Writing, Abnormal Psychology, and General Psychology classes at a four year Institution.
She was born in the housing projects of Saint Petersburg, FL. Her father left when she was three so she was raised in a single parent home. At the age of five she was molested by her eight year old brother. She later started school. She had slurred speech and didn't care to make friends so she was bullied by her peers. At the age of eight, she wanted to kill herself because a girl wanted to fight her. She looked in the medicine cabinet for medication. Thank God, she couldn't find any.
As a teenager she was physically abused by her step dad. The abuse was so severe, God blocked it from her memory. At the age of 20 the brother that molested her committed suicide, which was devastating to her and the entire family. Swiyyah has always viewed herself as normal. She never received any disciplinary problems in school, made good grades, and receive her BA degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida.
She is now a published author and a National Inspirational Speaker. Her first book is entitled, "Don't Call Me Crazy! I'm just in Love," and is inspired by her true story.
Because of her experiences, she has grown closer to God and has learned a lot about life, much of which she reveals in her speeches. Swiyyah has done extensive research, shares her personal experiences, and provides the warning signs she exhibited as a child. She provides resources to help the community and teaches them how to live out their dreams regardless of their disability. She was raised Muslim and the revelations she received from God and placed in her book didn't make any since until she meet her Christian husband 14 years after her first relapse.
Please contact Swiyyah to book speaking engagements, life coaching, author and speaker coaching, radio and TV interviews, or to purchase a book at www.dontcallmecrazy.com; 727-495-3217; firstname.lastname@example.org