Events and Meeting Groups

This page changes as circumstances develop. Stay Tuned! 

Current Events and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Beginning a NEW class! THRIVE is a summer class featuring guest testimonials about recovery, mental health issues, and God’s grace. Q and A. Meetings are Wednesday evenings 7:35-8:30 pm May through July. Contact for details.

Available to meet with clients for Christ-centered Mental Health Coaching. Contact or schedule at

Living Grace Mental Health Resiliency Groups – Offered 2 to 3 times per year. The in-person class meets for one hour Wednesday evenings. For questions, contact

Past Events –  (most recent listed first):

Made 5 videos for the Thrive and Cultivate Summit

Added a NEW FREE E-Book to this website! Go to the Books Page to read REAL LIKE US.

Earned my Mental Health Coaching Board Certification

Completed teaching I WONDER, a Bible Study written by me for women exploring deeper ways to experience God’s Love

Finished my author-led class on the book How the Difference-Maker Lifts You Above Depressive Thoughts. This free e-book is available on the Books page of this website. 

Completed teaching my 5-week course titled “Get Out from Over Your Head”, a practical plan-making workshop for setting boundaries and priorities.

Led Living Grace Groups #s 3-5

Earned my Ohio Peer Recovery Support Certificate.

3x per week opportunities to pray with others for our nation and the world. 

Two public studies on the Holy Spirit.

The second Living Grace Mental Health Resiliency Group is completed

Completed Ohio’s training for certification as a Peer Recovery Supporter. Awaiting paperwork before the certification is official! 

The first 16-week Living Grace Mental Health Resiliency Group is completed

Completed the free e-book: The Difference-Maker

Led 11-week online book discussion on THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

Virtual speaker for Timberline Knolls Alum Night

Guest appearance on Timberline Knolls Instagram Live 

Completed the free e-book: Stay At Home and Thrive

12-Step Facebook Group, Always the Fight Ministries Recovery 

Shared at Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center in Chicago, Illinois.

100 You Tube minis, I’m Glad You are Alive

Keynote speaker at the NOEFC Women’s Retreat in Hartville, Ohio.  God Rebuilds on Our Ruins  

How to Get Out from Over Your Head – A practical and immediately applicable 6-part class on finding and maintaining life balance.  

The Art of Neighboring – Making meaningful connections within one’s neighborhood in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  

Guest Blog on “Boundaries? Is it Really OK for a Christian to Say No?

Spoke with residents at Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois

The Senior Zone with Shawn Perry , WYCB, 1340am, 

Interview on 24 Today Podcast with Pastor Tom Whitesel  

Life Is Good Podcast with Rob Aguilar 

Fun, Feisty, and Fabulous Podcast   

“How to Respond to Someone’s PTSD Flashback” presented in Brookpark, Ohio and live via Skype to Richland, Minnesota. 

Spiritually Speaking” with Tamala Coleman .

In The Spotlight with Cynthia (“Cyn”) MacGregor. Listen here:        

Spoke on How to Kindly Say No ; Brookpark, Oh

Golden Life Living podcast/radio interview  

Thrive: A Woman’s Journey with Royce Gomez 

True Beauty online:   Women Share How They Handled Their Most Stressful Holiday Moment

Interview with Erica Sandberg

MaturePreneurs with Diana Todd-Banks

Real-Life Resilience Podcast with Stacy Brookman 

Mental Health and Baby Boomers on Mobius Podcast with Mobius Nutrition’s CEO David Taylor.  

Spoke on Developing your YES and NO –  Finding Compassionate Boundaries  Brookpark, OH.

Spoke about hope after difficulty at the HFA (Hope for Accreta) Conference   Independence, Ohio 

SCN Podcast with Mali Phonpadithm  on the Soar Community Network  

A discussion on the ParaTruth show about Mental Illness and Spirituality.

Visit to The Yoga Talk Show with Lucas Rockwood  

Psychological Warfare with A.J. Norton.

Quoted in Deseret News about Domestic Violence

Interview on Lifeology with James Miller.

Article for FAB Working Mom Life 

Guest appearance on Tina Talks Truth.

Live Well with Ann Beal

WMAP Radio 

Guest appearance on Talk Time With Sharmin.!AvfllIzrXRyIgU9R-93oCa-5CldA 

An advocacy and policy conversation with Robert Kilo, Cleveland mayoral candidate, his team, and the Executive Director of the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition. 

Published on Psych Central – 6 Words that Led to a Suicide Attempt: “She’s Just a Crybaby. Stay Here.”

On A Book and a Chat Radio Show with Barry Eva. Talking about Always the Fight: A Living Testimony of What Only God Can Do (2nd ed.) 

On the Resurrection of Hope show with Milliea McKinley

An evening with the Amazing Grays!  Cleveland, OH. 

Attended the communication training class by NAMI

Higher Self Podcast 

10-minute radio spot on In the Know Radio Magazine Show with Deniece Barnes.(Listen for me at 1:17:47)

Published in I AM ME Digital Magazine:  3 Reasons Self Love is Not Selfish 

Quoted on Depression Symptoms You Need to  Know About by Elizabeth Fickenscher

Guest appearance on Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner

With Mother Love on the Mother Love Show. 

Mental Health News Radio LIVE interview

Interview on Breathe Again Magazine Radio LIVE with Radio Host, Nicole Cleveland

Guest appearance on the Cara Jones Speaks podcast.

Quoted in Verily

My testimony on

Interview on A Fine Time for Healing with Randi Fine – 

Training volunteers for a new mental illness support group- Cleveland, OH 

Graduated from Peer-to-Peer, a recovery training by NAMI

Video interview on SynergyCafe  with Brad MagicBrad” Gudim   

“3 Reasons You Want to Ask, ‘What if?’ every Day” -my article on

Interview with Butterflies of Wisdom with Win Charles

Interview on Carry On Harry Talk Show in Singapore  International Talks 2016, #36

Interview on KEITV12 – The Kingdom Hour with Rev. Donna Ghanney–w8o

Preaching at Journey of Faith Church, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Opportunity to speak twice in a return trip to Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center in Chicago 

Suicide Prevention for teachers in-service day at Goal Digital Academy. Mansfield, Ohio .

Spoke with clients in an Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program in Philadelphia

“Change Direction: 3 Strategies Overcome False Beliefs” – my article for CoreBrain Journal

Article requested by Jeff Moore, TED Talks speaker and publisher of the EveryDay Power Blog. No More Self-defeat: These 5 Strategies Grow Your Courage.  at  

Nhouse productions interview with Chuck Crenshaw and Debra Jayne East. There are several ways to hear it, but this is the easiest: Just scroll down once you get there! Listen at

Interview with Jacquie Wayans on Don’t Give Up Radio.  This interview offers insight into some common misunderstandings about depression, especially within the Christian community.

My seminar “How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself”   Marengo, Ohio

Interview with Dr. Charles Parker on CoreBrain Journal Listen here:  

A 10-minute recorded talk called, “By Meeting My Needs, I Honor God” This is for GiverciseShorts, a Christian podcast focused on amazing health, fitness, and lifestyle stories.

Depression and Suicidal Thinking In Our Teens   Interview with We Choose Respect! Host: Jed Doherty

Interview on the Niegowski Talks podcast with Sebastian Niegowski.

Quoted in SheKnows: 5 powerful truths for every adult child of a mentally ill parent by Bethany Ramos

Now Live! You can see my article for CIA Medical at :  

Guest appearance on the George Wilder, Jr. Radio Talk Show

Quote printed on  Reconciling Religion and Therapy – Why You Can Talk to God and a Therapist

Quoted on as one of 1000 memes. #58 

Quoted on What Do Women Consider Cheating? By Danielle Page

Spoke with students again at Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio 

Shared two days – “How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself” at Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio

Shared “My Story”  in Willoughby, Ohio.

Interviewed for book.

Book signings  at the Galleria,  Cleveland, Ohio, and at the VFW in Columbia Station, Ohio

Radio interview on the John and Heidi Show.  KZOY 92.1 FM and KZOY 1520 AM (Sioux Falls, IA) , KZOI 97.1 FM, 1250 AM (Sioux City, SD),

Book signing. Wickliffe, Ohio

Radio interview. WDKN 1260 AM,  WDKN 101.5 FM,  Midday Music Marathons with The Man Called Amp. 

Interviewed for story on

Naturally Healthy Publications – my encouragements to adult children of mentally ill parents. 

Health Monitor Magazine interview appears in their fall edition

Met with foster parents, representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Third visit as a guest on The Ignorance Equation Show.

Memorial service with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

At Valley Forge Military College with AFSP

Assisted at an AFSP presentation to middle and high school students 

A Newsweek Japan article features my experience 

They Were Real is included in the gift bags for speakers at the 4th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women Entrepreneurs

Two of my radio gigs  Find my name on the left to be taken directly to my guest spots.

Radio interview recorded for the Alabaster Box Show

Assisted an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presenter in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Completed Training for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Speaker’s Bureau

Quoted on Embracing Your Journey: Living With Purpose, Dying With Dignity  by Caryn Fitzgerald.  

Live radio interview   with Robbie Monter

Live interview on Walk Your Talk Radio .  My interview starts at 20:39

Interview for article on goes live. 

A return to The Ignorance Equation radio show Host Nick Katasouras.

Offered hope on “Reflecting His Gifts” radio show 

My story will be part of  Montrie Adams’ upcoming website  Just Do Your Dream.

Interviewed as a contributor to another author’s upcoming book

Live on the REC ROOM Radio Show  at

“Life Lessons” article at

Article requested by Embracing My Journey 

Sharing recovery and hope  in Cleveland, Ohio.

Invited back to speak to residents at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Chicago, Illinois

Panelist on “Pagans and Christians” and “Spirituality Roundtable” Chicago, Illinois

“Managing Depression”  Chicago, Illinois

Live radio Interview on Coffee and Coaching with Caryn Radio Show (on demand at

Live radio Interview with Dr. Twanna Young on Reality Radio

Article requested by Abuse is Not a Secret:

Live radio interview with Lana Reid on “Don’t Box Me In”

Live Radio Interview http://www.Let’ 

Quoted in the Pennsylvania Adult and Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition’s revision of the Pennsylvania Adult and Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan in connection with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) as part of the “Mental Health Matters” initiative. 

Quoted on as an invited contributor. 

Live Radio Interview on The Ignorance Equation with host Nick Katasouros

How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself, workshop, Columbus, Oh.

Workshop “Managing Depression” in Columbus, Ohio

Sharing my story of freedom from abuse with residents at Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center in Lemont, Ill.

“Managing Depression”. Convention in Baltimore, MD

Quoted in SlideShare  “Your Biggest Accomplishment this year”

Sharing my story of recovery with church Youth Group. Long Grove, IL.

Sharing my story  “Managing Depression” at MFF convention. Chicago, IL.

“Is God Fair?”  Wayne, PA.

Attended presentation on overcoming depression 

“How to Help … Digging Deeper” – Wayne, PA

How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself Seminar. Newport News, VA.

Completed the suicide response QPR course 

“Elijah and Depression” – Wayne, PA

How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself Seminar. Wayne, PA