My Anchor Holds Within the Veil: Bipolar Disorder and God's Providence (Paperback)
Micah Yarborough was pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology when he had a severe manic episode that disrupted his education and his life, and heralded seven years of chaos. Over time God used his training as a therapist, his experience as a researcher studying serious mental illnesses and recovery, and his marriage to a gifted psychologist to do what he thought was impossible: Help him get well and stay well. My Anchor Holds Within the Veil describes the strategies Micah has used to achieve and maintain wellness for more than seven years.This is a story of love and loss, of suffering and tragedy, and of hope. It is a story about faith and forgiveness, redemption, and radical transformation. Most of all, it is a testimony to God's grace, sovereignty, and providential care. Part memoir and part guidebook, My Anchor Holds Within the Veil tells how God used bipolar disorder as a blessing to sanctify a husband and wife, to strengthen their marriage, and to teach them to depend on God's grace and the power of the gospel.My Anchor Holds Within the Veil is written for Christians and non-Christians who live with significant mental health problems. It is also written for those who love people who live with significant mental health problems to help them better understand mental illness and how to support recovery, and to provide hope that God can use their prayers and consistent sacrificial love to bring healing and change in the person they love.
About the Author
Micah T. Yarborough, MA is a research associate and Bobbi Jo H. Yarborough, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and research investigator, both work at the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research where they have been conducting research related to mental illnesses and substance use disorders for the past 17 years. Micah and Bobbi Jo have been married for 15 years, have two children, and reside in Portland Oregon.