On not being broken

From the archives

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I will not be broken” by Jerry White is one of the most important books I have read in recent years. His book is subtitled: “5 steps to overcoming a life crisis” and he describes the process as well as anybody I have ever heard. I don’t know if he even mentions mental illness in his book, but what he says has more to do with recovery than most “recovery” books I have read. I walked away thinking I sure wish I knew what he knew a long time ago.

Jerry White is a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a leader of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. He is also a co-founder of Survivor Corps. In 1984 he lost his leg and almost his life to a land-mine in Israel. The book tells the story of his recovery, but that only scratches the surface.

He tells the…

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