Unlike physical illnesses, where you can point to a part of you that hurts, there's nowhere for a person suffering from mental disorders to point to. Even worse, is the expectation to act normally, to stuff those feelings down - to 'just get over it.' We wouldn't demand that a person missing a leg to run a race, so why should we demand that a person whose mind is hurting continue to act and react the way we expect them to? Why should we invalidate their prison, simply because it is one we cannot see? The great thing about the mind is that mental illness is not a permanent place as you will discover in this book. If you or a loved one suffering from a mental issue has ever wondered if life could get better, let us take you in a journey from inside our heads, out into life.