complete-how-to-repair-your-world-toolkitA wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and determination, Deborahmichelle Sanders, recently published a toolkit for people who are recovering from a serious mental illness.

She has kindly offered to allow us to excerpt some portions of the toolkit for readers of this blog.

I am so happy to be able to do so, and I hope that you, our readers, will feel the same way. You will immediately sense her gentle yet strong spirit. Here is a bit more about her…

Deborahmichelle Sanders was a lawyer for 21 years in three States and two Federal courts, has been Executive Director of two mental health agencies, and was President of the San Francisco chapter of DBSA (formerly called “Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance”) for three years. (She has post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorders, and a brain injury.) Among her many publications are the newsletter and blog, “THE PENNY ORCHID:  Thrift with Flair,” the newsletter, “Better Legal & Business Practice for Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists,” and the blog “THE WRITE STUFF.” She studied at the University of California, Berkeley in the Doctor of Mental Health program for five deborah-sandersacademic quarters after a National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, and after law school at U.C. Berkeley. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she wrote her Honors Thesis on “Creativity and the Menstrual Cycle” under renowned Psychology Department Chairman W. “Wulf” J. Brogden, an experimental psychologist. (More detail is given on the LinkedIn social media site.)

I want to personally welcome her to this site and thank her for allowing me to excerpt from her book.

To obtain more, at this point, the would-be reader needs to go to the San Francisco Public Library or the Mechanics’ Institute Library & Chess Room, in the future I hope the edition will be available for individual purchase…