To achieve total wellness, the undisturbed mind and the body must work together in harmony. Lola Bamigboye views mental illness such as depression, bipolar, Alzheimer's dementia, schizophrenia, panic attacks, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, alcoholism, drug addiction, and other common mental illnesses as 'winds against the mind'. She uses the real life experiences of the people who suffered from mental ilness and the pain of their loved ones who cared for them to make the nature of each particular illness so touching and real to the reader. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes a happy ending, the stories are eye openers and enlightening. The causes, symptoms and management of each mental illness, and the vast resources available for help are also discussed. 'WINDS AGAINST THE MIND' is empowering, informative and full of hope.