“This is a very powerful book, and one that begs a deep understanding of the recovery process. It’s all I can do to put it down and take a break. Thank you for putting this in print.”
—Mark Baus, DVM, contributor to Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
“With great courage and skill, Elspeth Roake has written a searing account of her battle with mental illness brought on by trauma. This subject matter has been much in the news, but those of us in jour- nalism who try to cover it cannot hope to match the power of Ms. Roake's intimate account.”
—Paul Friedman, television news executive
“A powerful story that not only tells the truth about mental illness, but also about how our passions help keep us grounded.”
—Piper Klemm, Ph.D., publisher, The Plaid Horse
“A completely unrestrained, intimate, and triumphant account of one brave woman’s battle with depression. Safe leaves you breathless in empathy with the often-invisible pain of mental illness. Ms. Roake invites the reader to join her on her on her complex journey of dis- covery and healing which is inherently interwoven with the rewards and challenges of working as a rider and groom on the hunter/jumper show circuit."
—Karen V. Robertson, co-writer of George Morris’s Unrelenting