Beyond Tears: A True Survivor Story by Lynn Tolson
A true story, Beyond the Tears begins with the suicide attempt of an abused and addicted twenty-five-year-old woman. In the aftermath, she commits to counseling to recover from anxiety and depression. The author engages the reader in the therapy sessions, where the young woman reveals dysfunctional family relationships, including mental illness, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. The reader not only views the horrors that caused the author's hopeless condition, but also experiences the wisdom that lead to health and happiness.
Due to the therapeutic process, the woman discovers a path to love and the value of life, and she ultimately achieves a life that reflects health and happiness. By sharing the problems and solutions discussed in counseling, the author provides a message of hope. Beyond the Tears is listed at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
About the author: Lynn C. Tolson lived her first eighteen years in the Northeast. She then moved to the Southwest where she engaged in careers in real estate and property management. During those years, she survived post-traumatic stress disorder, which manifested in addictions and suicide attempts. Through the therapeutic process, she determined the causes of her dysfunction, and was able to achieve a life that reflects health and happiness.
Her memoir, Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story, illustrates physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Tolson lived in the Midwest where she returned to college in her forties to obtain a degree in social work. She resides in the Rocky Mountain region with her husband and two West Highland White Terriers. She is writing a book about her breast cancer experience, including using art as a healing medium.
Read more about Lynn, her book, and her fight against sexual abuse on her website