Beauty in the Breakdown

Beauty in the Breakdown

About Beauty in the Breakdown:
This book, Beauty in the Breakdown, is about me — my own personal journey and discovery of my
mental illness – its mysterious root causes, including but not limited to the spiritual, emotional, moral,
mental, physical and psychological.
This book is about others – the beautiful people I was privileged to meet during my stay in the hospital.
These people opened my eyes to degrees of mental illness that I had not personally encountered, and I
learned much from them.
This book is about those I have not been able to meet but encountered through their stories – including
those whose suffering from addictions had reached life-threatening depths.
This book is about the complexity of mental illness – and the complexity of human beings like you and
me: our broken relationships, broken hearts and grief. These play a role in our sometimes darkened
view of the world.
Finally, this book is about hope – real hope – not only for me but also for you, drawing from a mentor of
mine whose insights and discernment about mental health – and humans – reach far beyond the offers
of any antidepressant, hot yoga class, cognitive behavior therapy, and/or counselor.

Welcome to my journey.