As mentioned in the title, this is my personal recovery story with my personal insights. I have a huge fear that those who read my book will think I am too mentally ill to be helping others. However, I also have hope that those with serious mental illness can read this book and be inspired to not give up on themselves simply because they have mental illness.
Having mental illness is not something I am proud of, but I have worked hard to no longer feel ashamed. I hid my mental illness for far too long. I am grateful for being alive despite my various suicide attempts. I am strong, relient, and loveable!
Initially, I wanted to include a lot on "teachings" I do with my client's, but this material seemed dry without the context of how I am actually helping. I also did not want to off put any of my clients by sharing too much about any specific stories. So, I maintain the entire book about myself and my struggles. I truly hope my book helps my readers. Maybe it will help you understand yourself; maybe it will help you understand someone you love; or maybe you are simply curious and want to read about how one can suffer from mental illness and have a wonderful life regardless.
I am grateful for you picking up my book and considering reading it.