Maureen Bureson’s newly released “Journey to an Enriching Life” is an open discussion of working through trauma and mental health challenges

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“Journey to an Enriching Life: From Mental Illness to Wholeness” from Christian Faith Publishing author Maureen Bureson is a concise but impactful look into the author’s personal journey with mental health hospitalizations and recovery.

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“Journey to an Enriching Life: From Mental Illness to Wholeness”: a thoughtful look into living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. “Journey to an Enriching Life: From Mental Illness to Wholeness” is the creation of published author Maureen Bureson, who was born and raised in Montana. Bureson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social and behavioral sciences and later a Master of Education in vocational guidance. She spent most of her career in the education, nonprofit, and state government sectors. She moved to Arizona in 1984 and retired in Colorado in 2017.

Bureson shares, “In discussing the causes and her experience of mental illness, the author pulls no punches regarding her pain and the difficulties she experienced during her ten years of treatment and recovery.

“In this book, she shares her experiences of five mental health hospitalizations. She describes the first as more like an emergency room where they stabilize you to free up a bed for someone else. The day after discharge, she was actively suicidal.

“Her second mental health hospitalization was both more helpful and longer (eight weeks). She developed many more skills and learned the value of group therapy.

“She was correctly diagnosed in her third mental health hospitalization and developed the specific skills she would need to recover from her particular diagnosis.

“Maureen reveals her experience in three different intensive outpatient programs (IOP). The first met for three hours, three days a week. The second met for twelve hours a day for a week. The third was individualized for her with one of her therapists from the second IOP who had been trained in cutting-edge methods of healing preverbal trauma.

“Despite all her work and the progress she made, Maureen required two more mental health hospitalizations before she finally identified the root cause of her illness and received God’s healing.

“This book, through sharing the difficult yet successful path from mental illness to healing, can be a resource for patients and families.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Maureen Bureson’s new book will bring a fresh perspective to life with mental illness for those both directly and indirectly affected.

Bureson shares in hopes of raising awareness and offering a comforting hand to those facing similar challenges.

Consumers can purchase “Journey to an Enriching Life: From Mental Illness to Wholeness” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Journey to an Enriching Life: From Mental Illness to Wholeness,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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