Lost Boy Found (Paperback)

Overcoming My Ocd (Inspirational)

By Andrew Puccetti

Trigger Press, 9781912478347, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2019

List Price: 12.95*
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Description

Andrew Puccetti's life seemed perfect: he grew up in a loving Catholic community, his parents were happily married, and his childhood was good. But this picture-perfect existence started to crack when Andrew began to suffer from intense hypochondria and anxiety. Through therapy, he thought he had recovered, and, as he grew, he began to discover himself. He found the strength to come out as gay to his family, and everything seemed fine for a while.

However, when he opened up to his group of friends about his sexuality, not all of them were as accepting as his family had been. Abandoned by his closest friend since childhood, his negative mental thoughts began to return, and Andrew found himself unable to cope with life, and forced to drop out of school. After months of isolation, Andrew took the brave step of admitting himself to a psychiatric hospital. Diagnosed with OCD, major depressive disorder, and borderline personality disorder, Andrew could finally begin to take control of his life.

In Lost Boy Found, Andrew courageously tells his story of navigating adolescence through the lens of mental illness and finding peace with his true self.




About the Author

Andrew Puccetti is a college student, activist, and mental illness survivor. After being hospitalized and diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses, Andrew managed to change his life for the better. He now lives a happy, fulfilling life and is passionate about sharing his story so that others know what it feels like to live with mental illness. He works to help people have more compassion for those with mental illness, let others know they are not alone, and break the stigma around such issues. Andrew lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with his family and two dogs. Outside of writing, he enjoys eating delicious vegetarian food, spending time with the people he loves, and seeing as many musical theater productions as possible. You can find out more about Andrew on his website https: //andrewpuccettiauthor.com