Monday, January 24, 2011

"The Cross and the Psychiatrist" by Terry L. Dorn Tour & Book Review

The Cross and the Psychiatrist
Author: Terry L. Dorn
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432739744
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help
For more information on how to purchase a copy in either paperback or e-book, please go here.

About the Book:

A story about a life that fell apart and is mended by faith. When a person experiences a mental breakdown he is treated like he's not even two years old.

Terry Dorn has experienced torture as a child, lived on the streets in Minneapolis, Minnesota at age ten. He Slept in box cars and vacant houses at first. Was hospitalized several times for observation as a teenager. He had to fight to not receive shock treatments at age fifteen.

Terry is a bounce back person and has become a hero to many who have experienced a major psychiatric challenge.





My Thoughts:

"The Cross and the Phychiatrist" is only 83 pages long, but it certainly packs one powerful message! This book follows the life of author Terry Dorn, focusing on his struggle to find and receive help to not just medicate, but recover from his mental illness.

In this book, Mr. Dorn tells how he was treated and how he fought to become treated as a "person" instead of a mental patient. He tells his struggles with the mental health system, people's views of his diagnosis, and even how the church treated him. This book will tug on your heart as he continues with his road to recovery and how it happened.

If you know anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness, you will know that Mr. Dorn speaks the truth throughout these pages. His prose is honest and to the point and will make you more aware of the struggles that a mental patient deals with.

Make sure to add this book to your must-reads for 2011. It is an amazing story of faith and hope that shouldn't be missed. I highly recommend it!!

About the Author

Terry Dorn left home at the age of ten due to torture and abuse. Many teachers told Terry he could not be a writer because of his education. He has published a book for Washington State Mental Health system and has been the editor of a newspaper. "You must learn to turn your problems into lessons". The real power in this life is (FAITH) and beleiving in ones dreams! Terry's ability to see the good in people has helped many individuals to return to a productive life.

Book was supplied by Outskirts Press for me to honestly review.

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