Mental illness and bipolar disease affects all of us in one way or another. The more we talk about it, the less power it has over us. Let us all come out of the darkness with mental illness and continue to strive for ways to heal. Kudos to Jonah Hill for stepping up and speaking about his own battle with bipolar, and to many other celebrities who are courageously standing forth to remove the stigma of this illness. The more of us that do that, the faster we can get into healing and focus on solutions. MAD MISCHIEF is a novel inspired by a true story that has endeavored to do exactly that. May more and more of us find the courage to speak about our experiences with mental illness and come together in the spirit of recovery.