Crossing the Borderline started out as a series of journal entries; some of which were e-mailed to T. R.’s therapist, pastor, and pastor’s wife. They encouraged her to expand these stories of advocating for her own mental and emotional health.
When this book was in its infancy, T. R. thought it was going to be quite different than what it became. She started out to write a-tell all about everything that had happened in her life. When she sat down and started writing, she realized that there were several things she wished she knew when she started out on this journey.
It’s about her journey through therapy, her need for medication, and finding out that God changes everything in life for the better. Taking one step of the journey after the next to find out that once you’ve finished crossing the borderline is when life just starts getting good, and that last step over the borderline is the first step of knowing that you are a person who is worthy of love and respect.
So Crossing the Borderline is a book that T. R. hopes will encourage others who are dealing with mental and emotional health, encourage their friends and family members, and open the doors of communication and raise awareness for the needs of mental health and suicide awareness.
For more information on Crossing the Borderline or T. R. Lilly, visit www.xingtheborderline.com.