Mental health is important to me. It's something I have dealt with personally. A PRISONER WITHIN was inspired from real experiences, either my own or from people I've known (of course, liberties were taken to make a cohesive story since it is compilation). Still, it was written with the intent of bringing awareness to mental illness and the horrors it can inflict. It's meant to show how the stigma we apply to mental health can prevent us from acknowledging someone needs help or providing treatment - even how we can use those stigma to manipulate a situation.