Book Review | The Cross and the Psychiatrist

Title: The Cross and the Psychiatrist: Hope & Recovery

Author: Terry L. Dorn

My Review:

It is never fun when you have depression, unable to get out of the funk in your life. Others can look at you, try to tell you what to do…or how to act…or even how to dress. Yet really it is all up to you. I love reading feel good books that actually make you look at things, instead of telling you how to act, this book will do that for you.

I love how the author is giving you a personal insight, but also…it showed me to have more compassion for people that do not have a home or place to live. They are scared, and really have no idea what to do…there is just way too much to deal with by themselves. They might have had medical problems, or emotional problems…but the bottom line is, they have problems.

I have lived this life…only not being “homeless” for too long…but have I been, yes. At times I am one step away from homelessness, yet now I realize it takes ME and hard work to keep things rolling. In my case, it was my husband that was taken out of work due to a disability and me going through too much emotional stuff that put me in that position. If you go to a therapist, it’s more pills to deal with the issues…if you deal with it on your own, you are a bad person. The stigma’s of being depressed are horrible, from the people who sit and stare at those who are less fortunate, to those who think they are better than someone else is because they DO have it.

This book is so much more than just a book about depression, it’s about people and what is wrong with the system we have right now. It praises those who are on pills just to keep going, while griping at those who have found other ways to handle the depression they have. We need more people that are willing to help and less act like they know it all. Unless you have been in that position you have NO clue what to do.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


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