Perseverance…grit…empowerment. Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness describes Jan Stewart’s raw and emotional journey raising two children with multiple mental health disorders. The author details the roller coaster lives and challenges that both children have faced in detail, from the time they were born to the present as young adults in their 30’s. Through compelling insights and advice, the book educates and empowers parents of children with similar challenges on how to better help their children and lead more fulfilling lives. Health care professionals, as well as families, friends, educators, employers and others who interact with those facing these challenges, get an inside look into the lives and unique perspectives of these parents. Powerful, honest and inspirational, the book inspires readers to persevere and never give up.