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A Thorn in my Mind [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Wield , Rob Waller
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Mental Illness, Stigma and the Church

“This is a remarkable piece of work. I don't know of any other book that deals with depression and mental illness as powerfully, accessibly and beautifully as Cathy's. It will open your eyes to what it's like to wear a garment of despair when all you want to do is change it for a mantle of praise. For those on the long journey of depression, here is honesty and hope. For those who have depressed friends or family members, here is wisdom - potentially life-changing wisdom.
I unreservedly recommend A Thorn in my Mind. This book truly connects the reader with Abba, Father's compassionate heart for those whose minds are troubled and whose hearts are broken. You will never be the same after reading it.”
Revd Dr Mark Stibbe,
The Father’s House Trust

Cathy is uniquely qualified to write on the subject of mental illness as both a doctor and also a patient, who has experience of both instantaneous miraculous healing, and gradual recovery from severe depression. This is her testimony to ongoing healing and maturity during the process of learning to live with serious illness, and of a God who is with us regardless of our physical or mental state.
This book takes the reader on a journey to learn more about mental illnesses and their treatments. It outlines ways we can help those we know who also have thorns in their minds. And we travel with Cathy on her journey into freedom and joy.
Already the author of the widely acclaimed book Life after Darkness, Cathy has written this book as a contribution to the Church. It is a must read for those who have or have had a mental illness, those who know someone with a mental illness, and those who run churches or communities.

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About the Author

Cathy Wield hosts seminars for churches and other organisations on the topic of mental health from a Christian perspective, and has also run a session at the Christian Resources Exhibition. She has been interviewed on several occasions with UCB and Premier radio, and she regularly writes articles on her experiences.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mindful 31 July 2012
A Thorn in My Mind: Mental Illness. Stigma and the Church (Paperback)

Recently a series of MPs in the UK spoke of their personal battles with mental illness in a Commons debate, arguing the need in society to talk more openly. Writing both as a doctor and as a patient with the experience of severe depression, Cathy Wield gives a frank account of the agony in her life and family. Her personal story is both realistic and hopeful. `Realistic', as the formation of God's plan takes place in the midst of suffering. `Hopeful', as we both rejoice in the answers to prayer for a measure of healing now and the ultimate promise of complete redemption. Cathy's book is a gem for the church and beyond to increase our understanding and improve our relational framework.
In his foreword, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Mind and Soul, Dr Rob Walker writes, "This is not just a biography; it is an informed story. With reflection on the dilemmas it offers. Psychiatry, theology and personal faith lead to compassionate conclusions. A lived experience that will help others live".
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I believe it is very rare for anyone to write about their experience of mental illness. This is written by a doctor who herself has the knowledge & mind to reflect constructively on her own experience to the benefit of others.

This book relates to her relationship with the church & ,as such, is something that any church member with limited understanding of metal illness would benefit from reading.
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This was an excellent book and full of information regarding the mental health community. i highly recommend it for all people in ministry, mental health practitioners or anyone wanting a better of understanding of mental illness.
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