‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ by Michael D. Gatson

‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ by Michael D. Gatson Examines the Extremes of Trauma and Its Effects on People

An insightful glimpse at human ordeals


In the first book of his Dr. Doobie series, Michael D. Gatson tells readers how trauma affects the families of the people who go through it.

‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ brilliantly illustrates how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder manifests and how it may have a lasting impact on the lives of military men, veterans, and their families. In it, you’ll learn how to cope with a person suffering from PTSD, including information on their specific triggers, avoidance tendencies, and safety precautions.

“My goal is to impart hope, reassure a parent’s love, and educate individuals about the importance of taking care of one’s mental health,” says Gatson. “Mental illness is something that is real, and it is something we do not talk about enough in our communities, families, and relationships.”

With its age-appropriate resource, ‘Now I Lay Me Down To Down’ will help readers’ families talk about their experiences with mental illness openly and honestly.

Remove the stigma of seeking help through therapy with ‘Now I Lay Me Down To Down,’ which is available for purchase in paperback and e-book formats. 


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“As a mother of four and a service member, I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with PTSD or any mental illness.” —Amazon Review

About the Author

Dr. Michael D. Gatson is a licensed psychotherapist living in Maryland. He currently serves as the Director of a Mental Health Clinic in Maryland. He is involved in the treatment of service members and veterans with chronic combat-related post-traumatic stress disorders and marital issues. Michael also serves as contributing faculty at several universities, and he served as an Officer in the United States Army Medical Reserve for seven years. Michael is a graduate of Northwestern State University. After earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Finance, He continued his education at Grambling State University, earning a Master of Social Work and his Ph.D. degree in psychology from Walden University.


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