This book came about due to my lifelong journey with a mental health condition and the impact of abuse. I am one of the millions that suffer from these experiences in the United States. This book was inspired by my own lived experience with severe depression, anxiety, physical and emotional abuse, addiction, and trauma.

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About The Author

L.J. Winter
L. J. WINTER made a commitment at 30 years old to feel better Recovery is helping him heal from childhood physical and emotional abuse, living with a parent that suffered from bipolar disorder, his own suicidal ideation, and an eating disorder.
He is uniquely qualified to guide others through their journey of healing. After a decades-long career in social work, he is now a Certified Peer Specialist who facilitates a weekly peer support group.

Why The Cover Has A Green Bandana?

Across the United States, nearly one in five adults live with a mental health disorder. Still, stigma remains one of the largest barriers to adults seeking help. The Green Bandana Project project began on university campuses and is now expanding to communities across the United States. For more information and to get your own Bandana go to The Bandana Project.
Supporting and wearing a Green Bandanna will help change the conversation by reducing stigma affiliated with mental illness, addiction, and trauma and nurtures an open exchange about mental health experiences.
Wearing the bandanna, and attaching it to a purse, or backpack in public indicates that you are…
*a safe person to approach with a mental health-related issue
*willingness to listen
* knowledgeable about the resources available in your area and
*able to provide help and support in times of crisis

Be Bold

It takes courage to step forward and say to yourself, "I want to feel better."

Be Imperfect

Find peace within yourself by accepting your humanity.

Be Present

Be aware of your surroundings and what you are feeling rather than escaping into social media, alcohol, drugs, trying to change others, or other unhealthy behaviors.


Regain health, balance, and control in your life.


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I have been in group with Larry. I've seen him grow in his recovery through trying to help others but I noticed a substantial change when he opened up about his childhood. I think his recovery actually started with the writing of his book. Super Human Being. He opened up and shared some very difficult trauma in his life and I feel honored to be part of that journey. He has helped my recovery more than I can explain. God works through people I feel and he put me in Larrys life for a reason.
Jim Alf
Jim Alf
co-member Inklings Writers Group
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As he successfully learns the dynamics of healing from his childhood abuse, Larry Winter passes that wisdom along for the benefit of his reading audience. Superhuman Being is a valuable resource for those damaged by the malignance of familial abuse.
Daniel G Cavanaugh
Daniel G Cavanaugh
Daniel G Cavanaugh, M.D., FACS (retired)
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As a physician I found L.J. Winter’s book SuperHuman Being, Be Bold, Be Imperfect, Be present and Recover, to be a well written documentary of one man’s struggle through mental illness and his road to recovery. This book is a must read for anyone suffering from a mental disorder. Larry’s thoughts should lend a helping hand to anyone, young or old, suffering from depression or any of the many mental challenges.
Azul Terronez
Azul TerronezTEDX Speaker, Wallstreet Journal & USA Today Bestseller
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Being a mental health professional for more than two decades, L. J. has not only had the practical experience to shed light on how one might manage depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction, trauma, and other mental health conditions but also shares his own recovery journey and his commitment to stay on a path of recovery. The stigma that having a mental health condition can bring someone can feel isolating and making it difficult to seek help and connections to others that we need in order to grow and transform. L. J. helps us know that we are not alone and that there is a way to be a SuperHuman Being—even though we feel imperfect. .
Pete Wegener
Pete Wegener
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Mr. Winters demonstrates with this book that one need not suffer a chronic mental illness for a lifetime but can not only recover from its devastating effects, but, in so doing, also show others how to live well-adjusted and satisfying lives.