New Memoir Warns of Chronic Pain, Disability, Mental Illness

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Janie Belaire chronicles experiences of being ‘Out of Sane Falling Out of Life’

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I hope this helps others out there not to fall out of life as I did. Or at least, know there is someone out there who feels your pain of depression

With her new book, Janie Belaire warns readers of the dangers of going “Out of Sane Falling Out of Life” (published by Xlibris). In its pages, she shows readers the absolute lows she endured, the hazards of life that lead to worlds of anguish that they must avoid.

“Why do they call it “insane”? ‘Out of sane’ is better,” Belaire says, describing the process of losing all of the sanity that is supposed to get a person through life. She remembers how she found herself falling out of life, the twists and turns, 14 operations leaving her with chronic pain after the surgeries and permanently disabled with complete loss of independence. She describes two soul-stealing marriages all leading to deterioration and a world of emotional agony, alcohol, drugs and pills. She walked hand-in-hand with mental illness, drowned in hate and anger, the sadness of what used to be. This is a frank and upfront remembrance of those times, laced with humor, raw honesty and poetic strength – the story of a survivor, a wounded soldier of the war that is life, instilling courage to those with similar experiences, those broken by hardships who know and have handled real pain.

Belaire’s testament is accompanied with contributions by other writers, survivors who chronicle their experiences enduring similarly harrowing ordeals. The poetic contributions of Sophie Gail – a 14-year-old who was diagnosed with clinical depression when she was 12 - highlight the relevance of societal issues and topics like depression that arises very early in life and its potential long-term impacts on those affected and the people around them. Belaire explains that this shows how “the scope of depression can start, and has been starting, more often than not, early on (Sophie as the example) which often lead to future ramifications (me as the example).”

“I hope this helps others out there not to fall out of life as I did. Or at least, know there is someone out there who feels your pain of depression,” Belaire says.

“Out of Sane Falling Out of Life”
By Janie Belaire
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781503516724
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781503516731
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781503516748
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Janie Belaire is married to the love of her life. They live in Tallahassee with two crazy, antic-filled cats.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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