Tending To My Thoughts

Tending To My Thoughts

A Doctor with Severe Mental Illness Finds Recovery

Sharon Hastings


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Tending to My Thoughts continues the story of Sharon Hastings, a medical doctor and Christian living with severe mental illness. Her personal experience of recovery offers a starting point to help readers think through what recovery could look like for them or their loved ones.

Peppered with personal anecdotes, shot through with medical knowledge and chock-full of helpful explanation, this book inspires hope and provides evidence that life with mental illness can improve. Sharon Hastings writes to encourage those who walk alongside people who are suffering, as well as to equip individual Christians and churches to effectively support those in recovery, particularly from severe mental illness.

'Wise and real.' Emma Scrivener

'A book that needs to be read by every pastor.' Rachael Newham

'I recommend it unreservedly.' Revd Will van der Hart

'Threaded with realism, practicality and hope.' Mark Meynell


Sharon Hastings:
Sharon Hastings graduated as a medical doctor but became a writer after being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in her twenties. She lives in County Down with her husband, Rob, their young son, and two golden retrievers. Sharon enjoys seaside and forest walks, practising mindfulness, and reading – non-fiction for herself and children’s stories with her little one. She is passionate about improving understanding of severe mental illness in the Church.