The reason why mental illness scares so many people is because they don’t know how to deal with it or when faced with it, people don’t know what to do. The behavior is unpredictable. The majority of people live a life of usual norms and a person with a mental illness lives a life of unpredictable norms. Mental Illness affects people differently. There are a number of reasons why people have a mental illness. Even when it stares you straight in the face, you still don’t know the answer or how to help someone to fix it. My book “Extraordinary Happenings on the Edge of Lunacy” sheds some light on the behavior of someone with a mental illness. It is a story of a hard fought battle by a beautiful woman, a mother struggling to care for her 5 children.