“I laid the truth bomb out this morning, and said out loud, that if I couldn’t find a way to afford treatment then others were going to have to find a way to afford my funeral.”
A “what if” world is a sad and dangerous place to live. What if my dad hadn’t died? What if my mom didn’t get cancer? What if I had stayed? What if I had walked out? What if the razor had been sharp enough?
I cannot change all the loss I have experienced, but I can process my grief and accept a new vision of my future. I am a child of God. I am meant to shine. If I can ask for help and I can get well, then maybe it will give others permission to do so also.
I know now you must care for your spirit and mind as you care for your body. If you broke your leg, you wouldn’t say, “Oh it’s all in your leg; shake it off.” So, don’t say, “It’s all in your head; shake it off.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9)
This book gives a first hand perspective with the struggle of depression, the potential effects of untreated past trauma, and using faith in Christ to heal and fight to survive. The book is recommended for anyone dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts, working in the mental health field, or wanting to gain understanding of the illness. .
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Alison was born and raised in Northeast Kansas. She has a master of social work degree with a concentration in social welfare administrative and advocacy practice. She is blessed to be a mother of two amazing kiddos. Though exposed to trauma and crisis throughout her life, her faith in Christ Jesus only grows. Hallelujah.