Diane C. McDaniel, born 1971 on an Air Force military base in Okinawa, is a petite, vivacious minister's
wife and mother of three boys 22, 21 and 17. Diane earned a degree in psychology, Bible and a master's in professional counseling. Her family history ranges from an abusive alcoholic father, to a supportive youth pastor's home and finally, to a loving husband and family.
Her book journals her battle with mental illness, including suicide attempts, hospitalizations, diagnoses of PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and bipolar disorder, treatments, interventions and recovery. She has journeyed this road for many years and has lived to share what she has learned. Diane's voyage from darkness to light provides insight to the uninitiated, bewildered observer, but more importantly, her book offers hope to those who are laboring along the same bipolar path.