I Will Not BE My Mental Illness – Part 1

Are you in pain and exhausted in every possible way? Did your life turn into an unexpected nightmare that never seems to end? Are you looking for a fresh perspective that isn’t from a typical self-help book? Have you come to believe that you are merely your mental illness? I hear you, which is why I decided to write the book I wish I had read 5 years ago. Since the beginning, I have kept a personal journal of my struggles, realizations and the process of my recovery. Only now have I decided to share it. I am not writing for academics. I’m writing for you. No, for us, who are in the same struggle; that of being human. For years I lost hope of any kind of happy ending. Only now am I seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I gave up on life but was lucky enough to be given a second chance. That will mean nothing if I can’t help others. You probably feel lost, desperate and alone. Do you feel that void where something really important used to live? That flame of life that gave you a reason to keep going? If you feel as I have – that you have nothing to lose, I beg you to give this a chance. Join me on my journey beginning with the darkness of Part 1 through to the hope and self-discovery of my continuing work. I believe that together, we can overcome these demons and reach the light at the end of the tunnel!


This book contains graphic imagery and triggering topics including suicide, self-harm, anorexia and other dark content that may be disturbing for some readers.