From Darkness To Light

Therapy Through Works

by Krista McGuire



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/10/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781449708764
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781449751128

About the Book

Krista believes everybody has a story of their struggles, experiences, goals, and accomplishments, and God wants to turn it into something beautiful. Her story started in 2003 when she was a junior in high school. She developed an eating disorder. A few years later she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. By 2009, she had also been treated for obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. Krista went through three psychiatrists, got checked into a behavioral hospital, and tried every prescription medication the doctor had. Nothing worked. So she turned to God and put it in His hands. She hit rock bottom and couldn't handle it on her own. This is when Krista started painting and writing poetry for therapy. This book is a collection of her art and poetry that has accumulated through the years, and it tells her story and how her Christian faith brought her through it. The poetry is about every day struggles, but it is also educational of mental illnesses. We all struggle with something, and Krista has created a new approach to handle hard times: to use our gifts and talents to get through our struggles./

About the Author

Krista McGuire is a poet, artist, and communication major in college. She has dealt with mental disabilities since she was 18 years old, including an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. Throughout her journey, she refused to give up on her Christian faith. Krista acknowledges her disability as a blessing because it keeps her dependent on God.

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