“I just want you to know that God can change absolutely anything.” It was a simple statement, but it changed her life.
In this stunningly transparent memoir, Nanette Larson shares her journey from a life of constant hopelessness and despair, deep depression, crippling anxiety, and suicidality to one full of victorious hope and purpose.
Realizing that she had allowed the labels that had been pasted upon her by medical professionals and society alike to define who she was, Nanette changed her perspective by seeing herself through the eyes of her Maker.
Taking control of her thoughts was only the first step of a winding road to wellness, however. As a mental health professional herself, Nanette now shares with her readers the techniques that helped her address every part of her being—spirit, soul, and body.
From distressed patient to nationally recognized deputy director and ambassador of Wellness & Recovery Services for the Illinois Division of Mental Health, Nanette is living proof that full recovery from mental health issues is, indeed, possible, and a successful, happy, healthy life can be found on the other side of the struggle.
Nanette Larson is a nationally recognized leader in mental health recovery who has spent the last twenty years providing leadership in Illinois’ public mental health system and developing recovery-oriented, trauma-informed systems of care. She is an Emotional CPR practitioner, an advanced-level facilitator for Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and a certified Recovery Support Specialist. She lives in central Illinois and enjoys learning, hiking, swimming, and growing alongside her many talented nieces and nephews and one precocious godson.
“More than a memoir, From Shattered to Restored is both manual and miracle. For anyone struggling with mental illness, Larson offers hope and solid help, wrapped in her own vulnerable story. An excellent tool for churches, small groups, and recovery support groups.”
- Jane Rubietta, Speaker, coach, and author of 20 books, including Worry Less So You Can Live More