Our story offers inspiration to those seeking mental wellness …
And hope to their bewildered spouses.
“The true significance of my wife’s story can only be appreciated when it is understood to what depths she fell and to what heights she has now risen.”
“‘Am I responsible for my illness?’ Sara had asked that of herself, and she realized that she was. But what does it mean to be responsible for your illness? Responsibility implies that actions can be taken by you to improve your situation.”
“This battle with mental illness is told from the unique, and often overlooked, perspective of the confused and overworked spouse. Here is a person who knows the sufferer better than anyone else, and who watches helplessly as their partner fights against great odds in an unequal battle for their sanity—and all too often their very life.”
In sickness and in health—those words are often spoken unthinkingly as part of the time-honoured vows of a wedding, but few who make that promise realize what could befall them in the marriage that follows. An occasional flu or a broken arm is what most...