It is letters like the one below that keep me writing about mental health issues....the fact that treatment works...and that recovery is possible...
"I read your book today, started it today and finished it tonight, and i wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My son has been battling Bi-polar disorder his whole life. (My mother also suffers) He was DX at age 7 and these days hope of recovery or well being is slim. He is now 13 and new issues are arising. Your book shined a new light of hope for me, and the courage to continue fighting his battle, and helping him to fight his battle. God Bless you Kate, your husband, and your three Children. Your journey touched my heart and made me feel not alone in the hopes of my son's recovery towards feeling well. I hope to one day share his story and have the courage that you have now. Thanks so much for being a wonderful mother and human being."
If you have a loved one with a mental illness, remember that yours is a journey shared and that hope always exists.