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About the Book

Whether through his empathetic writing or his powerful speaking engagements, Sheridan brings his message of hope to us all: that we are not alone. That we all struggle and that not only is it okay, it’s necessary. He allows us the freedom to struggle and gives us the drive to overcome with his energizing and hopeful presence. His supportive and encouraging words, written or spoken, let us know we can become, achieve, and accomplish, if we choose to do the work.

Book Cover - Not Okay? Okay.: A Roadmap Back from the Brink

Sheridan Taylor wrote a book that will save lives and save the world from itself. It’s a book of love; that his sons (and we) may evade the mental illness Sheridan lived with, and that tried to kill him. It’s a book of triumph; to remind himself how far he’s come, how hard he’s worked. It’s a book of woe; anguish spilled into rage-fueled recounting of times gone by. Mostly it’s a book of passion – from the mind and soul of a man who found himself in the bottom of the deepest, darkest hole – and fought his way out. After a lifetime journey of pain and suffering, this book is knowledge and wisdom; knowledge of others and self, wisdom gained through triumphs, tribulations, and lots of therapy. This book is desire; to share an understanding of how to heal the mental health crisis this world has found itself in.

This is a horrible book. Not because it’s badly written. It’s written okay. Not because of its’ subject matter, although that is certainly horrible. It’s horrible because it makes us think about things we have ignored, excused, denied, or repressed. It’s horrible because it reveals the truth. The truth can be difficult to see, but once seen, impossible to ignore. It’s a horrible book. And the world needs to read it. It’s a book written from the soul of a man who was lost in the hell of mental illness, on the brink of suicide, and fought his way out. For love. The love of his family. It’s a book about how an insecure, overcompensating, professional tough guy finally stopped hating the world, and himself, too, in the process, and learned to not only enjoy life, but cherish it. And how we all can, too.

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What Readers are Saying...

This book is healing. It’s a tough story that will leave you in tears, then have you laughing your ass off. It’s a story that we all commonly have, it’s a shared experience within a brotherhood, and essentially it’s OUR STORY. The pain, mental anguish, shared trauma experiences and the fear of healing because of the stigma we live under as warriors doesn’t need to rule our lives, we need to heal and in this book Sheridan shares his experiences on how doing your inner work- WORKS. If you’re a soldier, veteran, spouse, mom, dad, sibling, neighbour or just love a soldier who is in your life… read this book. It’ll help you understand the dark parts and it’ll help you become a resource in the light. You will cry, laugh, get angry and then feel the greatest gift of all - hope. Sheridan Taylor is one of the most amazing, beautiful and deadly warriors that I’m privileged to know. His experiences throughout life have been poured into a book but this book also acts as a light. Sheridan simply wrote an amazing book of pain and healing but lights the path for others to join him on his journey. He is the best resource I personally know and I feel like I won the lottery having him as a friend.
In Not Okay? Okay, Sheridan Taylor tells it the way he feels it. This is a no-holds-barred, blatantly honest look at mental health from someone who has lived it. This is a must-read for anyone impacted by mental health, substance use, and trauma. Essentially everyone. The beauty of balance between heartbreak and hope keeps you reading. The triumphs over struggle and the love for his wife and sons demonstrate Sheridan's complex ability to keep things real. He encourages the reader to seek help through any and every means possible. Professional help, the help of family and friends, it doesn't matter - keep seeking help and don't give up. Sheridan's story is important not because it is his story but because it could be anyone's. Not Okay? Okay is the epitome that battling from the brink isn't easy, but it is worth it.

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Legacy Place Society in conjunction with Taylor Sheridan has kindly offered to subsidize copies of “Not Okay? Okay: A Roadmap Back from the Brink” to those who are struggling financially. Please e-transfer $25 to cover shipping and handling and this complimentary book is yours. Please send e-Transfer to here along with your full name and mailing address. Learn more about the Legacy Place Society here.