For those of you who have followed along, Robin and I have now finished telling our story of the very stressful year we both experienced in 2003 after her meltdown.  Our plan is for Robin to write the last chapter of what will become our book.  This chapter, which is currently in the works, includes Robin telling the story of how she got from the place of having her life decimated by her mental illness in 2003, to where she is now.  She remains stable and content.  She continues to experience symptoms of her severe mental illness, but she has learned how to manage these symptoms without the self-destructive behavior that was so prevalent in 2003.  She has not been hospitalized for almost seven years.

It was a long process for Robin to get to a place of acceptance of her illness and “deliverance” from the despair she lived with for so long.  We hope you will buy our book, which is currently being edited and revised.  It will have additional material written by Robin about her history prior to 2003, in addition to the rest of her story leading up to the present time.  Our plan is to self-publish the book within the next few months.  It will be sold on Amazon both in print form and e-book form, and we will include a link and an announcement as soon as the book is ready.  We will include updates as the process of getting the book finished and published progresses.

A disclaimer:  All profits from the sale of our book will go to Robin.  I have no intention of profiting from Robin’s experiences or her willingness to tell her story to the world.  I helped her to write the book because I felt strongly that her story needed to be told, and could help others.


About Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D.

Sharon DeVinney, Ph.D. completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Purdue University. She spent ten years doing full-time clinical practice at a community mental health center with primarily adults. She then spent eight years working as an administrator at that same community mental health center while continuing to maintain a small caseload of therapy clients. She now provides clinical services in long-term care facilities in addition to writing, consulting and spending as much time as possible with the people she loves.
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  1. I can’t wait to read it

    • Hey! Thank you so much. I know you have been one of our most loyal readers. We are so appreciative. Robin and I are excited to be at this point where we can start to see the end of the process! It has been quite a ride over the past year.

  2. Dawn D says:

    Good luck with the final stages!

  3. Zoe says:

    I’m very excited for this book. Can’t wait.

  4. I can’t wait to read the happier parts of this story.

  5. chromegurl says:

    I am very much looking forward to this – I’ve gotten a lot from reading your story 🙂

  6. Aden Ng says:

    Good luck! I’m rooting for your book to reach a wide audience.

  7. Thank you! You are great as usual. Hope you are doing well.

  8. lisaslarsen says:

    Excited and happy for you both!!!

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