Surviving Mental Illness

Despair to Deliverance: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness

Despair to DeliveranceThe story begins with a phone call from Robin. She and I had been working together in therapy for almost ten years. She usually didn’t call between sessions, partly because she was very aware of and careful about boundaries, but also because severe anxiety about making phone calls was one of her symptoms.

The story that follows this phone call is one of courage and determination. Despair to Deliverance is a memoir–one unique in its perspective from both client and psychotherapist–that uncovers the harrowing experience of recovering from mental illness.

Robin Personette’s descent into a severe mental health breakdown is not an experience she goes through alone. With her longtime psychotherapist, Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. at her side, Robin must first learn to see the value in life before she can continue living.
With touching transparency and a courageous examination of what it means to fight for a stable and healthy life, both Robin and Sharon welcome readers to follow them on their unique journey together.
For anyone who has ever struggled with life’s challenges–or who has had a loved one dealing with mental illness–Despair to Deliverance is a comforting message of perseverance and hope.
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