From the back cover: "My life was like a roller coaster...
One day I was frantically planning out every detail of some great project, and the next I couldn't even get out of bed. But I knew I had to handle my moods myself. In my family we solved our own problems.
I was in trouble at school, too. My mom said it was just 'teenage mischief'. But she didn't know that I was failing my classes. And she didn't know about the horrible darkness that swallowed me up sometimes. I couldn't tell her, either-my mom wouldn't want a daughter who was crazy.
But then something terrible happened, and I realized I had to get help." Now. Before it was too late."