Tracey Maxfield is a nurse with over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare field. She is certified in gerontology and dementia care and is a passionate dementia advocate and educator. She has written articles about dementia in the column Dementia Aware: what you need to know featured on www.castanet.net and TheScrutinizer.org. She is also a regular guest on well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Caregivers with Hope on WLAC and iHeart Radio in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015. After enduring years of intense work place stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before.
Encouraged by a psychologist, Tracey started a Blog, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my life with depression, to better help her friends understand her depression. Over time, Tracey began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression.
Born in Wales, U.K. Tracey moved to Canada in 1987. She currently lives in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia. This is her first book.