crushed by linda bjork


Have you ever felt crushed by life?  Crushed: A Journey Through Depression is an inspiring true story of triumph over despair so relatable and unflinchingly honest that you’ll wonder if you’re reading your own story and will start believing in your own happy ending.

This captivating narrative empowers the reader with tools to revive hope and faciltate healing.

Crushed provides a valuable springboard for discussion about self-worth, depression, and healing.  Perfect for book clubs as well as those who are trying to understand a loved one struggling with mental health issues.

Scroll down to see reviews, listen to an audio sample, download discussion questions, or watch a video on why the book was written.  Also find out how you can listen to the book for free on Linda’s Corner Podcast

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Amazon reviews for Crushed

This book was captivating and I couldn’t put it down!

I loved how the author showed greatness through trial and tribulation, and how real and raw her emotions were throughout the book. I laughed, I cried, and I celebrated as she conquered life throughout her journey! This book was life changing, deepening  my vision as to how we can truly learn and become better from others experiences! Everyone who reads it will find some way that they can relate to the authors experiences and at the same time gain insight as to how to cope with the struggles of life!  Such an amazing read! One that I will read over and over again!!!


It’s a great read! I was hooked from the start and read it in one sitting!

I am so happy Linda chose to share her personal journey from such inner turmoil to finding hope and joy in life once more!  I was shocked to learn how well she hid how much she was actually suffering inside. It makes me wonder how many others may have similar false beliefs about themselves that are holding them back from the joy this life is meant to be. How grateful I am that she was courageous enough to face her struggles and challenge them! She is so open and descriptive of the healing process she took that anyone can benefit from her story.


What an amazing true story of hope and overcoming the seemingly impossible!!!

Heroes are not just fictional! This book provides encouragement that we all can overcome hard things. I was shocked to learn about such powerful inner struggles that can be hidden so well. It makes me wonder and/or understand other people in my life and makes me feel empowered to make a difference. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those who are struggling with depression and anxiety (whether themselves or a from loved one).


Heartbreakingly resonant!

Heartbreakingly resonant for every invisible woman. A beautifully written display of how generational pain can lead to generational healing.

Sherrie C.

A very honest and insightful journey!

A very personal, honest and insightful journey of self reflection and emotional healing. We are all broken to some degree by this mortal journey and need to be aware of some of the tools we have to find healing and mending the things that create a false and negative self image. Linda has opened herself up in a very vulnerable way to allow you on that journey of healing in the hopes that you may find something of value in there to help with your healing. I did, and I hope you will as well.

Troy J.

, Crushed: A Journey Through Depression

About the author

Linda Bjork is the founder and executive director of Hope for Healing non-profit charity and host of Linda’s Corner Podcast.  She has written several books including Crushed, Pathway to Happiness30 Days to Alleviate Depression30 Days to a Better Marriage, and You Got This!  an action plan to calm fear, anxiety, worry, and stress.  Linda’s personal mission is to empower people to become their best selves.

Also by Linda Bjork

, Crushed: A Journey Through Depression
You Got This! Is a thoroughly researched, easy-to-read, well-designed action plan with a wide variety of cognitive behavioral therapy tips and tricks.  Proven techniques help to calm feelings of fear, anxiety, worry, and stress while empowering people to regain a sense of peace and control in their lives. 

You Got This! Will show you how to decrease stressors, increase coping skills, increase confidence, increase resilience, and find solutions to your problems.

“Organized, well-researched, and filled with easy-to-read personal stories and examples, You Got This!  is a great resource if you’re feeling overwhelmed.”

Leslie Householder

Best-selling author of The Jackrabbit Factor

“If you’re serious about taking control of your life and coping with anxiety and stress, this book is for you.”

Official Review


You Got This! deserves the maximum rating of 4 out of 4 stars, as it is practical, concise, and well-executed.  Honestly, I have not read a self-help book that has impacted my life like this in a while.” 

Official Review

“Loved it!  An impressively-researched self-help guide with a 30-day plan to reduce anxiety and cope with stress, written in simple language.” 

Satabdi Mukherjee

Official Reviewer

“You Got This!: An Action Plan To Calm Worry, Fear, Anxiety, And Stress provides self-help readers with a concrete course of action based on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to reduce stress and anxiety—and in these times, it’s a much-needed approach.” 

Senior Reviewer

Midwest Book Reviews

“Thank you for the opportunity to look at your fine title! I was pleased to read your excellent book and I’m delighted to recommend it to others.”

Diane Donovan

Donovan's Literary Service

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