Post # 73 Reader’s Report: Getting There – From Here

We’ve come a long way together. Now I need a map-check.

My goal is to write a user friendly, faith-based, self-help book for believers. I want it to bridge the gap between research science, and practical applications for coping with, and recovering from, Depression and Anxiety.


The research is important for understanding the reasoning behind skill sets (why and how they work). My confidence gets a boost from knowing there actually are reasons for learning and applying various steps and strategies – and that they work.

Scriptural links, and encouragement are fundamental – as is a little healthy humor.

The book is set up as a resource of strategies and coping skills.

Early Chapters (1-15) introduced the work and allowed us to admire the artistry and unmatched genius of God, our divine designer. We reviewed the amazing structure and functions of the brain, and discovered amazing details. We explored some of the power we have to effect the operation of our own systems. You may have been surprised by the gifts you already have within you, and how accessible they are when you know how to ‘turn on’ the power.

Chapter 17 presented and defined the Biopsychosocial model of rehabilitation – viewing physical-mental health as related to interactions between biological, psychological, and social factors in our lives. The book is organized into those categories.

Chapter 18-19 offered an in-depth review of Depression as defined by the DSM 5, as well as personal observations, suggestions and symptoms.

Chapters 22 – 39 covered the biological topics of Sleep, Nutrition, and Movement (exercise and other surprises). We reviewed the symptoms associated with these, and a wonderful array of facts and strategies that we can put to work for ourselves in support of our own healing.

Chapters 40 – 62 introduced the psychological domain. We reviewed the who, what, when, where and why – about finding help and support for your journey of recovery. We also introduced, explained, and experimented with strategies you can apply (different flavors you may try) from the whole ‘alphabet soup’ menu of therapies – including CBT, ACT, DBT and coaching.

Chapters 64 – 72 covered topics in the category of social concerns. We have more coming in this section – but now is a great time for review.

I’ve used stories (some drama – some laughs) as well straight reporting and some instruction to cover a lot of territory.

Since this book is for YOU … I need to know how best to serve your interests.

Have your questions been answered?

Do you have more?

Have your important topics been covered?

Did something get left out

What’s working for you?

What could be revised?

Have you shared this content with anyone? Why?

What have you found most useable – or enjoyable?

What have you liked the least?

Anything else I should know in order to make this work better?

I am planning to devote two weeks of post time for readers to engage, review, and comment.

As always, you can scroll to the bottom of this page (all the way down) and use the Comment section to respond – Or – you can respond via E-Mail If you choose the more private method –here is my E-mail address.

Please do let me hear from you. I will respond to every comment – either individually, or via mention in the upcoming posts.

Next week I will be posting a reminder to get your observations and comments in.

Thank you for sharing this adventure with me.

Blessings, Love and Laughter to you,



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One thought on “Post # 73 Reader’s Report: Getting There – From Here

  1. Have your questions been answered?

    Do you have more? Here’s one thing I’ve wondered about: How would a person with depression/anxiety/psychosis talk to a well-meaning other who knows little about mental illness and believes it’s just a problem of not enough faith?

    Have your important topics been covered?

    Did something get left out? Of course i would have loved for the neurodevelopmental issues to get more attention. FASD is so often unrecognized, looking more like a character issue…

    What’s working for you? Your reporting on the benefits of exercise gave me an extra nudge–a good one, nonjudgmental and informative.

    What could be revised? You’d think my picky editorial self could think of something but noooo.

    Have you shared this content with anyone? Why? I’ve posted it on Facebook a few times, because a) the information and especially the attitude are so helpful in general, and b) those friends who find themselves suffering–and ashamed for suffering–will get relief.

    What have you found most useable – or enjoyable? Exercise and connection info.

    What have you liked the least? cannot think of anything.

    Anything else I should know in order to make this work better? From my perspective, personal stories–most powerfully YOURS–carry the most zing. Especially if you make yourself a little vulnerable…the very most compelling moments in any medium (for me anyway) are those issues that remain unresolved. When everything is wrapped up neatly it’s just less interesting.

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