Aggressive but compassionate, open and sensitive, a loner and a lover, normal yet…clinically insane. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 21, Ashley DeArkland-Hester hears and feels what others cannot and experiences spiritual warfare on a daily basis. However, her diagnoses don’t stop her from going to college, falling in love, starting a family, and planning a future. Nor does it exempt her from heartbreak, disappointments, prejudices, and other emotional struggles.
The Invisible Journey is a compilation of journal entries sharing the battles of living with mental illness, pursuing acceptance and understanding, and striving for greater in spite of life’s obstacles. This book serves as a testament to not give up on your loved ones or to simply dismiss what you don’t understand. Through her personal experiences, Ashley proves that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel.