CompassionateLove Radio: Combatting Stigma with Stories (c)2016 Nancy Virden, Always the Fight Ministry
Show #19 – Major Depression Recurrent and Suicide Attempts
Your host Nancy Virden has struggled with Major Depression all her life. Her earliest memories of what may have been diagnosable depression are from preschool. Gross emotional neglect and domestic violence clouded her family of origin. Married at 20, she discovered that romance is not a cure for life’s ills.
Suicide and self-loathing were part of her thinking off and on for decades. Then at the age of 49, despair and hopelessness led her to a final decision to end her life. She was forced to look into her deeply held false beliefs, and consider a new, nearly unrecognizable worldview.
Once able to recognize what she had always denied, Nancy entered into recovery from a 40-year eating disorder and food addiction. Her story is one of regretful history, but much more importantly, of a brand new start. Available December 27, 2016.
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NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I speak only from personal experiences with and observations of mental illness. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental health care.
If you are struggling emotionally today or feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Hope and help is yours.
*To join in this effort, please pray for Always the Fight Ministries, or give the book by the same title to a person you love, or donate your time. God bless, Nancy