Suicide Comes Down To Imbalances - Both Thinking And Feeling
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
- Phil Donahue
Suicide is not a remedy.
~ James Garfield
Brief About Nancy:
Nancy Virden is from Cleveland, OH. Author, mental health and Recovery advocate, and founder of Always the Fight Ministries. Since 2012, Nancy has shared her story at conventions, schools, and churches from the East Coast to Chicago. She has contributed to articles in such publications as Newsweek Japan and Health Monitor Magazine, and to websites such as Examiner.com, and DomesticShelters.org.
Nancy's Near Death Perspective Brings Both Hope And Recovery Plans
In January 2011, I tried to end my life. At that time, I was certain of three things: I was a nothing; my life was only pain; and there was no hope for change. As psychiatric treatment progressed, I had to admit my way of doing life had not worked. The worst despair I've ever experienced culminated in the beginning of an inner renovation.
Now I speak openly to a variety of audiences about what has worked for me to change how I think, behave, and believe. My message is positive. I know there is hope for suicidal people! I know each person has a reason to live and can find joy! It is my passion to express these facts to hurting people wherever I can.
The issue of how to be an effective support for depressed loved ones is also close to my heart. My seminar, How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself" is a very practical teaching on this matter.
Nancy Lives With A Can Do Attitude Now
One of the first things I learned was that my needs matter. It is not only my right to get them met, it is my responsibility,
Discovering that core beliefs existed and ran my life without my awareness, was ultimately the deepest catalyst for change. It has been and remains, without a doubt, the most difficult challenge in my process of recovery. Unlearning messages, I'd owned for 50 + years is a daily event.
There are hard but doable strategies I use to combat beliefs such as I am only valuable when someone tells me I am, I cannot be loved, and I am an incapable and dependent person.
Get on Nancy's Book Drawing below - it's closed in two weeks.
When You Can't Snap Out of It: Finding your way through depression by Louis J. Bevilacqua, Psy D. - is a practical idea stream of exercises and strategies that actually help us overcome depression, suicidal thinking, and anxiety. Nancy still uses it regularly.
Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well, and Feel Better by Rhona Epstein, Psy D - is a powerful book on facing food addiction.
Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?: Helping (Not Hurting) Those Who Struggle Emotionally by Dr. Dwight L. Carlson - approaches stigma in Christian churches.
023: Aaron Wayne-Duke is an author, motivational speaker, hall of fame martial artist and former award winning radio broadcaster. His book, Daily Affirmations-Growing the garden of your mind is a self-help book that was inspired by his own personal revelations on the important topic of stuck mental programming and effective reprogramming. He's worked as a magazine columnist and contributor for an international publication, as a recording artist, record producer and voice over talent. He is recognized as the "anti-bully expert" by WGIL News Radio in Chicago.
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