A First-Rate Resources with a Human Face
We come into this world unfiltered, pure, and eager. We learn from our families and communities that there are expectations and assumptions about what our lives should be. We begin to develop a series of filters and a mask to don as we navigate through life. And if, perchance, we encounter trouble along the way, we develop symptoms and ailments that require an even more complex mask to be woven into that which we already wear.
Soon it seems nearly impossible to remember who we really are—what our true experience is. And those around us have acclimated to the masks we wear and the lies we tell. They are no help to us as we try desperately to disentangle ourselves from the web.
Finally there is a resource for those who have worn that mask, but no longer desire its suffocating fit. But You LOOK Just Fine not only provides a wealth of information about the mental disorders and illnesses that those masks often hide, but it also personalizes the material with stories of those who have struggled to live seemingly normal lives, while internally holding onto reality by the skin of their teeth. But You LOOK Just Fine gives permission for the masks to be released and shines light on the invisible disabilities that lie beneath, inviting the reader to view these beautiful men and women in their raw truth.
—Sage de Beixedon Breslin, PhD
Psychologist and Author of Lovers and Survivors, and contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series