Testimonials

“ I only now have had the time to dive into your book and found it an absorbing, informative and humanizing personal narrative.  Thank you so much for sharing your story – both your struggles and challenges.  Your courage in so doing helps so many others of us who feel alone find the hope that is essential to recovery.
Paolo DelVecchio, Director
SAMHSA ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration )


“Schatzie has taken her life experience and turned it into a compelling story about how she has lived with depression.  Most importantly, she has described how she has addressed her illness of depression making the most positive choices she could in a way that allows her to be vibrant as she lives her life. The Face Of Depression is a profound inspiration for anyone struggling with depression”
Scott West, MD

 

“In this passionately honest story from her life, Schatzie has detailed her depression and her fight to manage and overcome her mental illness.  The Face Of Depression is a plea for understanding and support for all who struggle with the stigma and loneliness of this often misunderstood condition.  A powerful cry for breaking the silence…”
Carolyn Oehler, Reader / Writer

 

“During a time of major company turmoil, I, as CEO, needed to be clearheaded and effective in my communications with everyone.  Schatzie Brunner was a godsend to me.  She was calm and calming, an obvious communications professional to help me project the right message in the right way.  That she, herself, was battling depression, never, ever, entered my mind.”
Cal Turner, Jr. Former CEO, Dollar General Corporation

 

“Schatzie demonstrates wonderful courage in sharing her lifelong battle with depression and the internal struggle caused by the stigma that society has placed on this disease. Her memoir is an inspirational resource that will help patients cope with managing the disease, motivate patients and their loved ones to pursue new treatment options, and educate society that mental health disorders can and should be treated no differently than other diseases.  This book is a powerful must-read for every family affected by mental illness.”
Chris Thatcher, CEO, Neurostar TMS Therapy

 

“Depression affects many aspects of a person’s life. The Face of Depression provides a candid view of the impact on work, relationships and much more. Individuals and families affected by mental illness can thank Schatzie Brunner for presenting the true nature of an illness that is still not fully understood.  She also provides guidance on the importance of support and sharing your story as part of the journey to mental health and recovery.”
Mary Giliberti, CEO, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

“Schatzie Brunner brings us a story of ruin and redemption befitting a Greek tragedy.  At the same time, she provides a public service to millions of Americans who suffer with depression. This book exemplifies the triumph of the spirit.  It is courage, perseverance, hard work, and love all wrapped into one.”
John Kiriakou, Author of “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror”