Friday, January 12, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Please Don't Ask Me Why (Jill Billeter)


New Indie Book Release:
Please Don't Ask Me Why - Jill Billeter
Memoir (170 pages - December 2017)

Please Don't Ask Me Why is a Journey to Mental Wellness. This true story will make you cry, it will make you laugh, and, most important, it will give you hope that there is a road to recovery from mental illness.


About the Book

Please Don't Ask Me Why (Jill Billeter)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Jill awakens in the mental health unit of Norfolk General hospital to the realization that she has failed once again to end her own life. To her way of thinking, it was unfortunate that the EMTs had managed to revive her from the overdose of powerful prescription drugs she had swallowed the night before. Her call to the suicide hotline would be considered by some a cry for help, but she just didn’t want to die alone.

How did it come to this? What has led her into this house of mirrors? How will she find her way out? Follow Jill’s journey into a world of counselors, doctors, hospitals, and psycho-pharmaceuticals and, ultimately, to the therapist who saves her.

Please Don’t Ask Me Why is a powerful tale of one woman’s fight against the forces of depression and a tribute to the man who taught her the artful tools for her survival.






About the Author

Author Jill Billeter
Author Jill Billeter
Jill Billeter is an educator, a wife, and a mother of four. Her typical, middle class lifestyle and experiences, from childhood on, would be easily recognizable and familiar to many, but her struggles with depression and suicidality and her search for help ensnared and entangled her in the complex web of the American mental health system.

Jill highly values education whether it be formal or self-taught, and she admires those who use their knowledge and wisdom for the betterment of themselves and others. She finds human beings intriguing and devotes an enormous amount of time and energy trying to understand the actions and behaviors of people around her. She has learned much from listening to others and asking questions for which she could find no satisfactory answer in herself.

Writing has been a passion and an outlet for Jill since child-hood. Retelling this story took many years and much encouragement from her best friend and supporter, her husband, Terry. The thought that it might shed some light for others seeking their own path through the confusing and often frightening construct of the behavioral health world convinced Jill to make it a public recounting.


Connect with Jill Billeter via the Author's Website
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