Over the weekend, I finished reading Resilience: Two Sisters And a Story Of Mental Illness by Jessie Close with Pete Earley. The story delivered a powerful message for those who face a life long struggle with reality, addiction, and Bipolar Disorder. I have a deep appreciation for Jessie’s story. Her struggle has been doubly difficult because the love she sought from her father has been heartbreaking and discomforting. A light shines through when she takes care of her son who has schizoaffective disorder. A complex and serious mental disorder. Living with schizoaffective disorder, I found myself searching within, and playing the hallucinations in my head as I read about Jessie’s son, Calen. Medicine keeps me stable. I praise Jessie for seeking help for her condition of Bipolar Disorder and for the care that she has given her son and others with mental illness. I commend Jessie for exposing the details of her life in order to help others. Glenn Close’s Vignettes were an added touch and gave insight into Jessie’s past. A very inspirational story.