In 2014, Charles Phillips was diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder. Although he was diagnosed as an adult, it was something he has endured his entire life. Which stem from the abuse and domestic violence at the hands of his father, the frequent moves that caused him to worry where he would sleep, the financial hardships that forced evictions and shutoffs, all played a role in his diagnosis. Lack of stability and untreated mental health issues took Charles to the deep depths of depression. While trying to bury the hurt with alcohol, he found himself standing at the edge of his college dorm building contemplating suicide. Conquering Mountains takes its readers on an emotional rollercoaster, journeying from trials to triumphs.