Fifteen Steps Out of Darkness: The Way of the Cross for People on the Journey of Mental Illness

by Scott Rose, Fred Wenner, and others. Orbis Books, 2016.


This collection of 15 stories from a community health organization in Maryland describes examples of society stigma resulting in impactful experiences.


tales of societal stigma leading to transformative experiences, artwork, stories from a community health organization

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and caregivers of people with mental illnes


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Initiate meaningful conversations about mental illness by discussing this resource in small groups.
  • Be inspired by the stories of 15 men and women served at Way Station.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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