The Truth Is is a book designed to help anyone going through a mental illness or struggle. Often researching what is going on in your mind can be daunting. Mental health is something to be approached with caution, yet it is something many of us struggle with. Typical research on mental health uses statistics, plain colors and multiple generalizations. The Truth Is uses interviews from people dealing with mental health complications, creating an open conversation about everyday experience. This book is designed to inform while also providing a positive experience through text and imagery. Alongside the book, there is a website where the audience is able to submit more of their own story allowing the community to grow. This virtual aspect allows the project to be more accessible. The focus of the website is a virtual reality experience designed to help the audience feel as if they are part of the story line while reading other’s submissions. Looking into the future, further submissions will be used to create multiple volumes of the printed book. This will help to continue to spread awareness of the experience of battling with one’s mental health and hopefully break down stigmas at the same time.