Trust Me: Through the Eyes of a Survivor focuses on the truth behind various types of mental illness, from the perspective of survivor. Through a number of personal experiences and anecdotes, mental health is explored and explained in a deeper manner. From an insider’s seat, author tells an insightful and powerful story that rings with pain, hope and courage. The stigmas and myths of mental illness are identified, explained, and corrected. This book sheds an important light on mental health, educates the uninformed, and inspires hope in those who suffer to find joy and fulfillment in life.
Victoria “Viki” Caputo was in elementary school when she moved from her hometown of Port Chester, NY, to Greenwich, CT. When the seventh grade rolled around, things took a turn for the worse. Bullying, gossiping, and the overall hostility of Viki’s classmates led to bouts of depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and the constant emotions of loneliness and emptiness.
The combination of these mental illnesses and emotions led to an eventual suicide attempt on January 14th, 2013. After recovering from her injuries, Viki has since made it her mission to help those around her who are similar situations.
Through her experiences, Viki wants to make it known to her audience that you are truly never alone, and that there is a way to survive, even when it seems impossible.
This book is a story about Viki Caputo. It is her life on paper. All the experiences, emotions, illnesses, and battles. It is also about some of her victories over mental illness and inspirational hope for those currently suffering from similar trials. Nothing here is to be construed as medical advice or prescription of any sort. These are Viki’s lived experiences – shared with the expectation that they may be helpful to someone reading this material.
You may ask yourself, why should I care? In what way will her story help me? The answer is simple: you just need to trust her. Read with an open mind – you may be pleasantly surprised. Viki Caputo has been there. Now, she wants to help prevent others from experiencing the same difficulties and anguish she passed through. For a 22-year old, the insights she brings to this important issue are quite impressive, and likely to resonate with young adults.