Tackling the Taboo

Navigating Anxiety, Depression & Other Mental Illnesses As A Christian

Christian - Non-Fiction
132 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2023
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Author Biography

Terica Turner is a Christian writer. She has struggled with anxiety, depression, paranoia, agoraphobia, and other mental health conditions. She writes from experience, as she has effectively managed her mental health issues with counseling, medication, and other techniques. She is now able to live a full and healthy life through management of her mental illnesses. And she strives to help others get to a point of stability. Terica desires to break the stigma associated with mental health and she shares her own experiences, even being at the brink of death, to give readers hope for a better day.

She holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics, and before transitioning to a more stress-free lifestyle, she taught grades 6-12 and at the college level for seven years. She is a member of the Lord's church, has written several articles in The Gospel Journal, and writes a blog at www.christleadstheway.com.

Being affected by mental health issues, Terica uses her experiences to help others afflicted with mental health concerns. She is a firm believer that the topic of mental health does not have to be so off-limits, and she advocates bringing awareness to mental health. Terica resides in Alabama. She is blessed with five nieces and two nephews and enjoys writing and spending time with family.

For more info, visit http://www.tericaturner.com. You may also visit her blog at http://christleadstheway.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Demetria Head for Readers' Favorite

Tackling the Taboo by Terica Turner invites you on a transformative journey, delving into the depths of navigating life with mental illness from a unique perspective. This profound and eye-opening book unveils the author's personal and spiritual encounters with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, further challenging prevailing myths and misconceptions surrounding these issues. With unwavering honesty, the author demolishes the notion that Christians are immune to such struggles, emphasizing that mental health concerns do not reflect a lack of faith or spiritual devotion. From developing a suicide safety plan to engaging in open dialogues with loved ones, the author provides tangible guidance to nurture resilience and foster healing. With each turn of the page, readers are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills needed to embrace life's complexities and flourish despite the shadows that may loom.

This book is a beacon of light, shining brightly with practical tools and resources to aid in coping with mental health challenges. Tackling the Taboo is a testament to Turner’s courage and vulnerability, as she fearlessly bares her soul, inviting readers into her world of triumphs and tribulations. It's an intimate connection that resonates deeply, creating an empathetic bond between the author and her readers. The book's seamless and engaging narrative style offers a riveting reading experience, effortlessly weaving personal anecdotes, biblical teachings, and therapeutic recommendations into a tapestry of enlightenment. As you delve into its pages, you'll discover the profound impact this book can have on your own journey. It's a transformative guide that empowers, educates, and uplifts.

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I am so thankful for Terica and her willingness to address the struggle of mental health from a godly perspective and with beautiful openness!


I like the book Tackling Taboo.
This book gave me reassurance that there is help for you or your family members who suffers with various mental health disabilities.
The book give comfort to the Christian who is also in despair giving insight on those people in the bible days who also suffered in the ways as the common people in the world today.
The author has inspired me to keep pushing knowing that there is a bright side at the end of the tunnel.
We don't have to suffer in silence.


I love the fact that my favorite author shares her personal mental health journey to healing. She uses intimate details of her and her family/friends battles with conquering issues of mental health with God’s help. She takes a spiritual approach to teaching and giving insight by using scriptures to help others who may struggle with mental health. I love this book! This is a MUST READ!


This is a must read for understanding mental health! I do 100% recommend. Mental Health is real and it matters!

Steve Putnam

Thank you Terica, for sharing your life and struggles and for providing the roadmap for overcoming obstacles on your journey to healing. Providing those Biblical guidelines and "walking the walk" gives hope to others that they can do the same. You give encouragement that it is possible, with God, to win the battles and walk with confidence and assurance.
Our inner demons are often the hardest to fight, but you are living proof that "with God, all things are possible"
Thank you for being you.


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I appreciate the author’s openness and courage to share her own personal experiences to help shine a light on such an important topic. I love the scriptures provided through the book as well as the open notes sections at the end, which allowed me as a reader to take a deeper look into myself. I realized there were things that affected me in my everyday life that I hadn’t before, or that I was simply coping with. A very insightful and encouraging book that offered a new perspective on mental illness and how it relates to religion. I would recommend anyone coming across this book to give it a read. You will not be disappointed. And to the author, thank you!❤️