Beth-Sarah Wright has written five books about the importance of authentic living in community life, in mental health and in in our daily lives. Authentic living not only maximizes intuitional health, community effectiveness and efficiency but boosts our individual health and joy quotients!
Implementing the Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community
Babs is a bright young girl searching for a friend. She loves to teach and each day on her farm looks for new friends who are eager to learn and who want to play with her too. But as she teaches the flowers and the chickens, and the butterflies, they don’t pay attention to her and Babs feels so sad.
All she wants is a friend who is just like her! Babs is about to give up on her quest when an unexpected visitor who is completely different from herself, arrives on the farm. Together they discover an extraordinary friendship that completely transforms how Babs learns to look again and really see the beauty in others. In this charming tale for children, a little girl learns from an unlikely teacher that differences are beautiful.
“Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright uses her giftedness as a storyteller to speak clearly about dignity, allowing those who seek authenticity to have a concrete and sensible model to follow…. She invites readers into the bold work of courageously naming what needs to be named to facilitate healing and then to keep moving toward building authentic community.
Praise for Becoming Who I Am
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.
Praise for "Me? Depressed?"
“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!” .
Beth Sarah Wright’s beautiful book “Me? Depressed? – A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery” employs her personal narrative to demystify and de-stigmatize major depressive disorder. She shares honestly with the reader the complex and devastating thoughts, feelings, and physical effects of depression, healing and its recurrence. This is a wonderful vignette that describes the individual as well as the cultural and societal challenges that one intelligent, articulate, and brutally honest young woman faces while learning to cope with a chronic, recurrent illness that affects the brain, the mind, and the body.
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.
Praise for Becoming Who I Am
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.
Praise for Weeping May Endure for a Night
“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.”