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October 1, 2014 Published in Arts & Style

Local Author Gives Personal Look Into The World of Mental Illness

By Mike Stankiewicz

Ruben Roa’s Elegant Ambivalence offers an inside and personal look into the world of mental illness and how one can find great spiritual strength for guidance and happiness.

At the center of this book is the story of embracing faith, loving family and overcoming mental illness. Roa goes into great detail about his family in the United States and his Venezuelan heritage, which has a heavy influence on him. The book contains powerful details about the troubling times in Roa’s life including the painful separation of his parents, something that has impacted that lives of many children. The traumas Roa encountered during his early childhood led to his downward spiral and inspiring recovery. Roa overcame many of the emotional and mental issues by finding faith and letting God be his guide. His journey is inspiring to anyone overcoming personal problems.

This book is just a glimpse into the very complicated life of Ruben Roa.

More on Roa's book can be found here.

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