Such amazing insight to what appears to others as a crazy world. I truly hope you achieve to reform psychiatric care, to open the eyes of all mental health teams, GPs, institutions etc that we're not all crazy, that emotional definitely causes physical problems in the mind and body. The world needs to read your book Katie, thank you.
Thank you for sharing your story and work, Katie, sobering reading about your navigating the mental health system as a professional and the changes that have been happening as a result of your efforts.
''Mend the gap'' tells the story of Katie's struggle and radical transformation in a raw, authentic way. Katie is not trying to present spiritual emergence as a graceful smooth process. She describes it as it is: terrifying, alienating - painful. At the same time she brings incredible hope to the reader by describing how she has emerged from the chaos of inner disintegration, becoming stronger, more aware and passionate about serving the world with her powerful message, which is that the pain we feel is exactly what makes us all HUMAN. It is rather unhuman society, that perceives intense emotions as a sign of pathology. Her unique possition of being both- a mental health professional and survivor of what mainstream psychiatry considers to be a mental health crisis, is what makes this book incredibly valuable. All the books on the subject that are out there are either writen by professionals who do not understand the depth of the subject or by survivors who do not dare to describe the process of their recovery in such a daring vulnerable way out of self protection. Also the book combines both personal story of the author with the reflections of universal and professional value. This book has a potential to save many people a massive amount of alienation and feelings of ''being the only crazy one''.