This is an ugly, heartbreaking, important and beautiful book. Ugly because the main character's chronic mental illness and suicide are, by nature, not pretty. Heartbreaking because its a true memoir told by the victim's wife. Important because people all around you struggle silently. Beautiful because the author's brave story gives a window into what went wrong, what could help and what gives her hope today. If you struggle with mental illness, with depression or with suicidal thoughts please know there are good options. You are greatly loved. Ask for help. If someone in your life shows symptoms you don't understand, ask those hard questions. This book may give you courage to do so.
As I watch the floods in Texas and the fires in the west the only spots of hope or joy are when people run to the hurting to help. That analogy works in mental health crisis too. Of course that must be done With great care to not endanger the rescuers. The best option seems to be to call in the professional. But ignoring the flood or fire only makes them worse. And help is available.
What books have you read which shed light on hard topics?
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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