The Cross and the Psychiatrist -self-help book keeping it real!

Terry L Dorn

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.

Terry L Dorn’s The Cross and the Psychiatrist-Stopping a Modern-day Epidemic is a must read for everyone, particularly those who are close to individuals who have psychiatric disabilities. Throughout the text, the author emphasizes that these individuals should not be bound by a stigma and label. On the contrary, Dorn offers what all psychiatric patients and their family members seek: hope. Often times, being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel is enough to keep the individual pushing for a return to normalcy. Dorn vigorously supports this concept, and he firmly believes that the church, and faith in general, can help patients return to leading normal lives.
What sets this book apart from other psychiatric awareness texts is that the information does not make up a thousand-page textbook. Instead, this book essentially draws from the real-life experiences of Terry Dorn. One passage that is particularly indicative of Dorn’s stance states, “Mental illness has become the leprosy of this age. Stigma and ignorance has built a wall that keeps many of these wounded people away from being socially acceptable ever again.”

Read more. author of this book, 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 believing in ones dreams! Terry’s ability to see the good in people has helped many individuals to return to a productive life.

Click below for the interview:

What is your book about?
How I found Hope and recovery after a mental breakdown

Why did you decide to write it?
To help other individuals who are experiencing what I did.

What types of readers will be interested in your book?
Anybody dealing with mental or emotional illness issues, or friends and family members of these individuals.

What is special about your book?
What differentiates it from other books in the same category? It reads like a personal story of discovering hope. It is not a medical journal or a workbook made up of hundreds of pages.

How did the idea for The Cross and the Psychiatrist come to you?
Personal experience and a desire to help others. you published any other books?
I published a book for the State of Washington Mental Health Division, “Our Memories,” the writings of mental health consumers across the state. I am working on other books at the moment and also a newspaper to reach out to struggling humanity.

What is the hardest and easiest part of writing?
Accepting the idea that I can express myself in the written word. Visualizing the outcome of what the written word could produce.

What’s next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future

I am working on a few book ideas. Mostly though right now I am producing a newspaper to help create a movement for mental health consumer recovery.

Why did you choose to write for specific genre?
I enjoy writing nonfiction/facts. Facts are stepping stones for a wanderers life!

What is one question that you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
What makes you, or drives you to write your books? Whenever I become discouraged and close my eyes, I see a face of a person that I have helped along lives journey.

Terry Dorn – The Cross and the Psychiatrist
Email Address:
Mailing Address: 9503 NE Hazel Dell Ave. #306 Vancouver WA 98665

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