Exposing her own mental health journey helps Pa. therapist reduce the stigma of getting help

Written by on August 23, 2021

Exposing her own mental health journey helps Pa. therapist reduce the stigma of getting help

By Brittany Sweeney

August 23, 2021

Mental health Therapist Susan Grubb of Elizabethtown is the only woman from Pennsylvania featured in “Women Who Shine” by author Kate Butler.

A Pennsylvania therapist is contributing to a women’s health book due out this month.  

Listen to the story.

“Women Who Shine” is a collection of real-life experiences from women around the country and Canada.

Mental health Therapist Susan Grubb of Elizabethtown, Dauphin County, is the only woman from Pennsylvania featured in “Women Who Shine” by Kate Butler.  

The book is a collection of stories by women who have emerged from darkness into light.

Grubb’s chapter, “The Other Side,” includes her struggles with depression and relationships.  

“As a mental health therapist, I feel that it’s important to be open about my own struggles because there is a stigma about mental health and if I can’t be open and honest about where I’ve come from, I’ve contributed to that stigma, and I think it also then gives people hope, like, yeah, healing’s possible,” Grubb said.

She writes about her decision to go back to school after 20 years and make a career change into therapy.

“Women Who Shine” will be released on Aug. 25. Grubb will be releasing two of her own books through Kate Butler.

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