Cathy Wield, daughter of a British diplomat, lived most of her childhood overseas but was educated at boarding school in the UK.
She married Phil during her medical training. After qualifying as a doctor, she chose to stay at home to raise her 4 children, until she role swapped with Phil to start her medical career.
She became an Emergency Physician but also has experience in Psychiatry. Her working life was interrupted twice by depression.
The first episode was prolonged and severe and culminated in brain surgery. Her sudden, complete and miraculous recovery astonished the medical profession. She returned to work and became a passionate anti-stigma campaigner. This led to her first book, ‘Life After Darkness; a doctor’s journey through severe depression’ (Radcliffe, 2006).
A relapse spurred her on to write ‘A Thorn In My Mind: mental illness, stigma and the church’ (Instant Apostle 2011).
She returned to work a 3rd time, as an Emergency Physician in the UK, until she moved to Denver, Colorado in 2016.
She continues her career as a writer & speaker. She is a member of National League of American Pen Women.