A Work in Progress: Triumphing Over Mental Illness

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Tate Publishing, Jun 15, 2010 - Self-Help - 167 pages
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Ever feel like the odds are against you and that you'll never overcome your problems? Sally Nitz, once felt that way. The victim of a twelve year battle with delusions, paranoia, and psychotic episodes, Sally learned the hard way that taking things step by step is the only way to overcome mental illness. After seemingly unending episodes in the hospital, which resulted in the loss of her beloved teaching career, Sally had hit bottom and despaired of ever having the semblance of a normal life. But slowly she learned not just to recover, but to thrive. Finding faith and a heart for others suffering like her, Sally embarked on a career as a hospital chaplain and discovered the joys of ministering to others. Through this experience she is able to help those like her, and bravely tells her story here for all the world. Her testimony to God's powers of healing and deliverance shine through and will help anyone find the worth in being A Work in Progress.
 

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After reading this silly book the first thing that comes to my mind is: THANK GOD this woman is not teaching children anymore. Can you imagine? Someone who commits adultery in the classroom while ... Read full review

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This book will help anyone who is looking for advice on how to LIVE with mental illness and bipolar disorder. Negative reviews are from disgruntled former in-laws with an unhealthy axe to grind. The author is direct, honest, and to-the-point about her marital infidelity, which is such a minor incident in the life of someone who turns their life around to benefit others with similar experiences. This is a unique book for its treatment and vivid explanation of psychotic episodes. If you are wondering what a bipolar friend or loved one deals with on a daily basis, this will make for an insightful read. 

Contents

Foreword
27
Introduction
29
Life Before Mental Illness
34
Beginnings
37
A Life in Crisis
41
The Need for Hospitalization
45
Life after Teaching
55
Pet Therapy
61
DaytoDay Living
113
Home versus Hospitalization
117
Homeward Bound
121
Dealing with Mental Illness
125
Focus on the Future
129
Daily Grace
139
The Success Principle
145
The Upside of Living
157

Human Support System
71
Photos
89
Everyday Living
97
Combating Episodes
101
Criminal at Large
105
Epilogue
163
Endnotes
169
Bibliography
172
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