"This harrowing, honest, and enlightening book arrives in an era when consumers are waking up to the many downsides of prescription drugs. In the best tradition of creative nonfiction, Stegman expands the story of her ailing husband—beset by an impersonal medical establishment—by making her deeply personal experience emblematic of a profoundly flawed system. This riveting and unflinching memoir might literally save your life. Read it, and urge your doctor to read it, too!"
—Sue William Silverman, author, Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir and If the Girl Never Learns
"One Pill Makes You Stronger is another tragic example of what happens when the 'standard of care' takes precedent over a clinician using their powers of observation. In this case, ignoring clear and glaring symptoms cost someone their life. While 'patient-centered treatment' is an often-used term, it is rarely implemented. The well-known side effects of prednisone should have been addressed, particularly after Jill's repeated attempts to get help for Don. A must-read for clinicians and patients alike."
—Debra A. Littrell, LMHC, Transformative Spirit
Author of Somatic & Energetic Resourcing: Facilitating Clients Living Authentically, A Practitioner's Guide
"With raw honesty, Jill Stegman's book invites us into a suicide survivor's skin, revealing what it's like to love, to be left behind, and then to move forward, with grace and clear-eyed wisdom, in the harrowing journey of the self. It is a prayer, as she writes, 'not for forgiveness and intervention, but for perseverance.'"
—Jonathan Callard, writer and editor