“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.
After years of receiving unsuccessful treatments—therapy, medication, hospitalization, and more—for her mental and physical illnesses, Nanette finally found wholeness in the person of Jesus Christ. 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. She was not “sick in the head”; she had an illness, and God was healing her.
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.
“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 Twenty Books, including Worry Less So You Can Live More