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From the author: “In 2015, I had just been discharged from my second (final) visit to a mental hospital: “I remember being shocked mental hospitals still existed. Aside from therapy, I had received no education about serious mental illness. “No one should go through that alone.” –Erin Grimm, Author, Speaker, Consultant About the author: Erin…
What if there was graceful Christian antizionism? Why is it that antizionism always seems to be so radical? Does that always have to be the case? I just watched two videos on Christian Zionism that I highly recommend. It’s a two-part series, the videos are short, and they helped me see how Christian Zionism harms people…
The concept of treatment is inherently colonial. When we talk about mental illness treatment, we should consider talking instead about mental illness alleviation. As I mentioned in a recent post there are multiple reasons for this need to use the word “alleviate” rather than “treat.” I refer you to that post, but also want to…
I think of psychosis as a deep scrape that clots and scabs: if you return to the same line of thinking, the same books, the same relationships, etc., those same pathways are renewed and you risk relapse. Returning to the same field of study is like scratching off the scab: your mind dissolves again into the…
Promoting Palestinian mental health impacts everyone. While I didn’t end up going to Palestine as I had planned in this post, I will go later. I am currently focusing on my sphere of influence here in Seattle. What have I been up to? In addition to going to protests, I was also able to promote…
My first book offers a framework to encourage medicine and therapy for people experiencing psychosis. Grounded in my own experience but not about me, Emergent Grace describes the injustices that contribute to the epidemic of mental illness paired with tips on how to thrive, including clergy voices.
The second is a selective memoir describing my rough, though privileged, start as a young person. It ends by sharing how I’ve come to love my life. I wrote it after I heard about a young man, Chad, who killed himself when diagnosed with schizophrenia. It offers the hope I wished I could have offered him. I share my story to help you find your own way.
“Drawing from the deep wells of theological education and her own experience of trauma and schizoaffective disorder, Erin Michael Grimm’s Emergent Grace offers a refreshing stream of spiritual encouragement and thoughtful wisdom for anyone distressed by serious mental illness. This book is a source of hope for all those who suffer from such illnesses, including loved ones, caregivers, health professionals, clergy, and the Christian church as a whole. I am grateful to God for this book and its author.”
—Douglas Strong, professor of Wesleyan Studies, Seattle Pacific University
“A counterintuitively hopeful and hope-filled account of the author’s journeys in and out of mental illness and of her ensuing struggles to manage the illness, What I Remember of the Little I Understand invites us to witness first-hand the harshest of soul-grinding mental afflictions. Underscoring just how crucial for the healing of the mind is the healing also of body, soul, and memory, Erin Grimm searches doggedly for Christ throughout her journeys. Her quest ultimately builds her and her reader up in faith, hope, and love.”
—Kathryn Greene-McCreight, author of Darkness Is My Only Companion
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