Below is the breakingFree research journal. It is the factual foundation upon which each of the 8 lifestyle changes and the activities of breakingFree are based. The journal contains a comprehensive array of high quality research, consisting of peer reviewed journal articles and case studies. Each source has been summarised and only the useful information included, in order to make the booklet as succinct and easy to read as possible. Anyone who reads through this booklet will gain a comprehensive and holistic understanding of mental illness, and how lifestyle changes can be used to improve mental health.