BY DR. BETH-SARAH WRIGHT
Implementing the Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community
Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta, GA
St. Margaret's Episcopal School, CA
“Dr. Wright’s clarity and guidance on the topic of depression is stellar. This step by step guide provides companionship, inspiration, and hard data to illuminate the path from recognition to relief. Science and wisdom combine beautifully here in the bright and courageous voice of Dr. Wright. She models resilience and faith as she educates and points the way to real, practical help."
— Kathy Malcolm Hall, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Imago Therapist
“Beth-Sarah Wright’s “10 Things” is a practical and concise book that summarizes information form authoritative sources in an engaging fashion. The author uses vignettes from her life to introduce important knowledge about depression. These “10 Things” serve as a wonderful guide for anyone who suffers from depression or has a friend, colleague or family member with depression.”
— Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD. CEO Huntsman Mental Health Institute at University of Utah School of Medicine
“The tenets of Dignity are an investment in healthy relationships and genuine community. You will find within these pages a framework for positive change and growth no matter the setting.”
— Klaas Baks, Professor in the Practice of Finance; Executive Director, Center for Alternative Investments, Emory University
“Dignity is an inviting, positive, but also challenging assessment of the ways we can live up to what we say we do as institutions. It is grounded in story, not only the story of a particular chapter in the life of an institution, but how our individual and collective stories reflect our identities, in all of their diversity, complexity, and power. I am confident that this book will help many schools, churches, and other organizations both understand and more fully embrace what they are called to do in the living of these days.”
— The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D., Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools
“… [I]t is most certainly a book for our times, this peculiar moment in history when the world has catapulted urgently into new ways of seeing and behaving.”
— Anne Tomlinson, Scottish Episcopal Institute
“This slim volume is full of infectious rhythms and memorable lines, but you will have to read it yourself to discover which ones are calling your name. Beth-Sarah Wright has done what all good writers do: she has found the universal story in her story and made an offering of it for the rest of us."
— Barbara Brown Taylor, Author of Learning to Walk in the Dark
"With poetry, story, song, and lament, Beth-Sarah Wright invites her reader to choose life, God-given and God-directed life. Her book surprises, provokes, and inspires, challenging us to hear and to see in the ways of the Gospel."
— Mary C. Earle, Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, Episcopal Priest, Author of Marvelously Made: Gratefulness and the Body
“It was an eye opening book with down to earth story telling. The moment I began to read it felt as if I knew her. My favorite term is still “insidious martyrdom” from a Caribbean woman’s perspective it was piercing and authentic. The book changed my life. I don’t suffer from depression I fight it. And guess what I’m winning!”
— Samantha Gooden, Director of Marketing, FLOW, Barbados
"As a licensed mental health counselor, I have worked with many people over the years within the African-American and Caribbean communities. I know how difficult it is for my own communities to recognize the effects of depression. I have several clients that ignored the symptoms. I applaud, Dr. Wright for sharing her experience and opening the doors to understand the positive results of seeking help. She has allowed others to recognize the symptoms within herself. I, thank her for honestly talking about depression and the effects on herself, family and professional life."
— Amani Mungo, CAMS
“I particularly like the way in which Wright moves forward and backward in time and place, Jamaica, The United Kingdom and the United States of America. She accomplished this device smoothly and seamlessly. Kudos. Equally so, I really admire the way in which she grounded the work in a Caribbean context, not only in Jamaica generally but also culturally embracing the Caribbean archipelago…. I welcomed the reference to the emergence of West Indian nationalism. In so doing Wright makes “Weeping May Endure for a Night”, into a 21st century Caribbean novel and not just some book set in the global village. She manages to retain … a sense of history, a remembrance of heritage and a sense of identity. Literature is more than turning these ideas into means to an end – we leave this to historians – literature is all about en-fleshing our stories. Fiction is just about writing stories. Wright has been successful. This novel is literature; Caribbean literature, no less. It is equally post colonial literature in its emerging best.”
— Philip Lythcott
Watch Youtube Videos
– August 2021
Chapel Talk, Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN, November 2020
Learn more about Beth-Sarah’s new book DIGNITY.
DIGNITY in Dream Identities – January 2021
A workshop with Dr. Julie Lytle, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of Distributive and Lifelong Learning Initiatives, Bexley Seabury Seminary