I don’t want to be crazy by Samantha Schutz is a poignant look at milestones many children go through. The book begins as our main character is finishing up high school and getting ready to go to college. The character goes through many of the same thoughts that most go through during this transition in her life.
Slowly, we see our character stress out. One might think this is normal, but for our character, it is something bigger. Fortunately, she seeks help and goes to the doctor. She is prescribed a variety of medications to help her anxiety. Some of these medications help, while others do not. She tries to embrace her life, but is often halted because of her anxiety. She is fortunate to have a decent support system at school and friends who actually try to help her.
This book does an excellent job of portraying how anxiety disorders always seem to creep back in even if you’ve gotten yourself out of your dark place. The book also gives readers a sense of the strength one needs to combat these disorders. I don’t want to be crazy also shows the need for additional assistance to overcome these deep issues.