|ABOUT THE AUTHOR, Reporting as he
The author’s qualifications to discuss the issues of this
book lay in the firsthand knowledge of the prolonged
mental illness of Pete, his father. For over a half
century, the author has had a special interest in mental
health issues. The writer comes not as a
professional mental health worker but as a well-
informed consumer with a unique perspective
on lingering issues today.
Mr. Gilbreath is a native of rural Sullivan County,
Indiana. His early education was in the Graysville
Consolidated School, Sullivan County, Indiana.
He attended Taylor University, 1948-1950.
In 1952 he received a BA degree in Sociology and Bible
Studies from University of Evansville, formerly
Evansville College, Evansville, Indiana.
His Master's degree in Divinity was granted by Garrett-
Evangelical Theological Seminary, formerly Garrett
Biblical Institute, Evanston, IL., 1959.
In 1978 Mr. Gilbreath earned a Master’s in Counseling
from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
He served as a Pastor of United Methodist Churches in
Southern Indiana for over thirty-five years before
taking disability in 1984.
He is married to Jessie Neier-Gilbreath of Vigo County,
IN. They have five adult children and nine