Finding joy in mental anguish
Gavin T. Murphy, mental health and well-being blogger, speaks to Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications about the publication of his first book entitled Bursting Out in Praise: Spirituality and Mental Health with Messenger Publications. In the interview, he describes a typical day in his life trying to live well with bipolar disorder, and he encourages the general public to live a balanced life too.
In Bursting Out in Praise Gavin takes the reader through the six steps of his journey to better mental health, drawing on the wisdom of St Ignatius of Loyola, St Hildegard of Bingen and St Francis of Assisi and well-known mental health experts. Editor of Messenger Publications, Donal Neary SJ, asked Gavin to write the book after hearing him present a series of reflections on RTE Radio One’s A Living Word programme.
Gavin expanded on these reflections to include research while studying for an MA in Applied Spirituality at Waterford Institute of Technology. Speaking to Pat Coyle, he hopes the book will encourage readers to ‘burst out in praise’ in the midst of pain or suffering.
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