I write first as a patient, secondly, as a Bible student and teacher, and lastly as a nurse who has been a Hospice Nursing Co-ordinator. I am unaware of any book on the market today that attacks depression from a holistic perspective. I do not think you can get well without working on all three areas of life: spirit, mind, and body. Thus "Humpty."
As a patient, I know that there were times when I couldn't concentrate. It was as though a fog settled on the shoreline of my mind. I have written "Humpty" using stories from my family and many friends. These stories are real and easy to read.
My goal is to extend hope to anyone living a difficult life for whatever reason. 20,000,000 people are known to have depression. We are not all mentally ill; many of us are experiencing changes in our lives. We need time, friends, and a little help to switch the gears of life from wife to widow, employed to unemployed, freedom to 24 hour caregiver.
She and her husband George are retired in the Phoenix area but lived in the Midwest in IN, MI, and IL most of their lives.
Sylvia belongs to the Fountain Hills Christian Writers, is a watercolor artist and quiltmaker. She also enjoys daily walks with her golden retriever--Molly, water aerobics, and photography.
Her B.S. in Nursing (Indiana University '60) and experience working as a Hospice Nursing Coordinator give her a unique perspective to combine with her love of the Bible and belief that its counsel is alive for today. She states 2Corinthians Ch. 1 verses, 3, and 4 tell us "to comfort those who like us are hurting with the comfort we have received from God." Therein lies the purpose of "Humpty."
As a person who has fought depression, she believes people need practical "to do's" they can put in their lives. Her faith in God as the Great Psychiatrist offers a unique approach to depression.