As Sadie's life begins to fall apart, she is confronted with heartache, family quarrels and the occasional miscommunication. But of course, this all comes down to one thing, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Sadie is an artist but as her work starts to lack fewness, she is let go from one of the stores who showcase and sell her work. As she battles the rude comments from her friends and her ow self-doubt, Sadie is confronted with her panic attack.
As her take on ignoring life results unsuccessful, Sadie tries to take her own life by taking sleeping pills. Fortunately, her friend Aldo is there to save her. Through a new journey for Sadie, she comes across as othing but confusig times and attacking thoughts that land her the diagnosis of anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
With the help of friends Ruby and Aldo, Sadie soon sees how much life has to offer and this too shall pass. Finding her place in the world is Sadie's only chance to defeat her mental illness.
I love how Lacey London creates the character, Ruby, to have anxiety as well but didn't have the same circumstances as the main character Sadie. Sadie's anxiety is caused by a breakup, financial and relationship issues, alongside the mother who isn't really in the picture. Ruby states that she has always been this way since she was a child but says her anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of.
"Would you be embarrassed about a headache or a broken leg?
Ruby names her anxiety as Frank.
"You're making it stronger, more powerful. Think of anxiety as an actual person, like a living thing that you can name.
I LOVE this idea and as someone who was directed to medication immediately, I wish would have gone to counselling and saw a professional other than my doctor.
I named my anxiety, Toby.
This book is not just a story, it's a lifestyle and to me is more so book full of useful ways to cope with mental health. Extremely happy that this book crossed my path.