Madness is an intimate journey through the life of the author as he wrestled to overcome personal challenges that kept him in a cycle of homelessness and addiction. It is captivating, sometimes gritty, look at the complicated and confusing struggle for people suffering with mental illness. It offers a real glimpse into the torment many people wrestle with—from the invisible devastation of abuse and chaos and the behavior effects that result that are frequently overlooked or misunderstood both by the people who need help and those trying to help.
Through the author's reveals of the heartbreaking process he went through and the amazing amount of support that was needed to break free from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness, it gives a firsthand look at the complexities of healthcare, the deficiencies of the mental-health system, the stigma associated with mental illness, and the lack of general understanding about the issues that created both the opioid and homelessness crisis plaguing the most prosperous cities in the United States.
Madness combines the author's unique perspective as an educated business owner, a highly trained insurance professional, a father, and a sincere man of faith, with brutally honest descriptions of the issues and mistakes he needed to face to overcome his circumstances. It sheds a unique and relevant light on the urgent struggle society faces to find solutions for the rampant issue of homelessness, addiction, and mental illness—problems that have gotten worse despite billions of dollars that have been raised to address them. Madness is sure to inspire, challenge, and cause you to question many assumptions you may have about what is at the root of these problems and what must be done to help.