The silent cry and endurance from depression, addiction and suicide

The silent cry and endurance from depression, addiction and suicide 

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Hello my name is Author M/R Johnson.  As a woman of color living in a world of  a ball of confusion, I often asked myself  what must  a caterpillar endure to become a butterfly?  My research has led me to believe that after all the challenges and changes the caterpillar has to endure. It’s destiny is to survive for the renewing, preparation, and transformation through the metamorphosis stages, by reaching the safety of the cocoon.

The sole purpose of the caterpillar’s process is to receive a reward for the struggle by becoming the beautiful new butterfly creature God intended it to be. That is how I see myself living life with hope and as a survivor of behavioral health disorders.

Did you know that society looks down on the person suffering with addiction and mental health illnesses  and never has a clue or understands the reasons why? In my life I have battle secret pains and in my road to recovery focusing on hope, I have learned that many people  also have secret stories and pain. Yet no one is listening until a celebrities dies from an overdose, or is placed in a mental health program.

No one wants to be an addict and no one wants to be called crazy, however living in a sin sick world, many  women and men, poor and rich share feelings of lost hope, guilt, trauma, low self-esteem, and self-worth and  emotional scars who are suffering  in silence because of the negative  stigma and shame that are locked in the closet of their mind. They are to ashamed and  reluctant to share the truth.

It is time to educate and advocate for change. Women, and men as well as children, want to know and need to know THEY ARE NOT ALONE!

 As an author of the combined book and workbook entitled Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, my message is simple– No matter what a person has  done, or maybe going through, there is always hope.  Just remember trouble does not last always.

Never Give Up!

If you — or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline.

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 Release date  12/2016