Help, I’m Dealing with Trauma
Real Talk, Real Encouragement, Real Healing
Lemuel R.T. Blackett
A transparent and vulnerable account of personal trauma, perseverance, and discovery of new life.
Every human being, even you, has experienced trauma in some way. Traumatic experiences can distort your perspective, shape how you engage in politics, what religion you practice, the person you marry, even the career path you choose. But often when hear advice about overcoming our past, it’s filled with examples and ideas that just seem out of reach and unrelatable for most of us.
In Help, I’m Dealing with Trauma, Lemuel R.T. Blackett reveals uncensored, real-life experiences that have shaped him, and reminds you how resiliency, faith, getting help, and believing in yourself are the simple things that will see you through.
Growing up in a broken family London and then New York, witnessing trauma, and at times being on the brink of self-destruction himself, Lemuel shares insecurities, disappointments, the grief of loss, betrayal, church hurt, and experiences that have left him resistant to letting his guard down. Though an ordained minister, he avoids quick fix scripture quotes, church jargon, or sugar-coated conversations, and brings real and raw stories and insights into how he found his way through with prayer, therapy, and simple patience and strength of will.
What does trauma look like, how does it show up in your life, and what do you do about it? Let Lemuel Blackett’s transparency and honesty help you think through how you handle what’s hurting you and be healed, encouraged, and challenged to be a better you.
Lemuel R.T. Blackett is writer and ordained local church pastor who has served in ministry for more than twenty years, including as a director of outreach at Guideposts. Originally from London, Blackett grew up in Roosevelt, New York. He is a graduate of Eastern Baptist School of Religion and is pursuing an MDiv at Knox Theological Seminary. Currently he serves as Director of Children’s Ministry at the Point Loma Presbyterian Church, and lives in San Diego, California with his wife Kimberlee and their three children, Brendan, Sasha, and Noah. Learn more at lemuelblackett.org.