New Book Chronicles One Woman’s Battle with Four Different Mental Illnesses Diagnoses

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Christine Taylor shares why she never gave up her seemingly impossible battle.

PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder and complicated grief syndrome. Any one of these disorders is challenging to contend with by itself. Christine Taylor fought all four at same time. Now, she shares how she was able to survive a disparaging mental state, combined with a lifetime of trauma, in her memoir, “And Then There was Light: My Journey Through Mental Illness.”

“And Then There Was Light” shares the personal details of her lifelong struggle with mental illness and reveals the emotional, sexual, and physical abuse she suffered as a child. She emerged from a dysfunctional family, only to be confronted by the death of her spouse and caring for her son who was initially diagnosed with bipolar and subsequently diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia."

Taylor also chronicles the various treatments she underwent and the complications they presented, including psychoactive therapy, counseling and electric shock therapy that led to memory loss. It wasn’t until the age of 63 that Taylor found her answer, when she received healing at the hands of a shaman.

“Living with any type of mental illness can feel like a never-ending tunnel, and I was in that tunnel for a very long time” Taylor said. “I wrote And Then There Was Light in order to show people that no matter how long you are in that blackness, and how desperate your mental state is, there is hope and opportunity to find a way into the light again.”

“And Then There Was Light: My Journey Through Mental Illness”
By Christine Taylor
ISBN: 9781489710697 (hardcover) 9781489710680 (softcover) 9781489710673 (ebook)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and LifeRich Publishing

About the author
Christine Taylor endured countless troubling events in a dysfunctional family. To cope, she immersed herself in education and school activities, then poured herself into her work, eventually becoming an oncology nurse. Currently, she is working on her master’s in counseling while remining a supportive of her mother as well as a loving wife and mother of three.

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