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Current Events and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
My Pal Can‘t Get Out of Bed. What to Do? NEW GROUP! Meeting online (site to be announced) April 24-May 15. Sign-up at https://calendly.com/mentalhealthcoachnv
Speaking at the Thrive and Cultivate Summit in May!
Registration is officially OPEN for Thrive & Cultivate 2023, where I will be speaking!
This summit was created to help equip and empower pastors and church leaders around mental health.
There are more than 30 incredible speakers.
The summit kicks off on May 18 and it’s going to be 2 action-packed days that you won’t want to miss.
I’ll be talking about Compassionate Boundaries. You don’t want to miss it.
Go to www.thriveandcultivate.com to register today.
Available to meet with clients for Christ-centered Mental Health Coaching. Contact NancyVirden.email@example.com or schedule at https://calendly.com/mentalhealthcoachnv
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 NancyVirden.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Events – (most recent listed first):
Added a NEW FREE E-Book to this website! Go to the Books Page to read REAL LIKE US.
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 24Today.org “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 https://ihr.fm/2KTSKqb
Life Is Good Podcast with Rob Aguilar
Fun, Feisty, and Fabulous Podcast http://funfeistyfab.libsyn.com/mental-health-matters
“How to Respond to Someone’s PTSD Flashback” presented in Brookpark, Ohio and live via Skype to Richland, Minnesota.
Spiritually Speaking” with Tamala Coleman . https://ihr.fm/2UPZppN
In The Spotlight with Cynthia (“Cyn”) MacGregor. Listen here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/crimson-cloak-publishing-radio-28512565/
Spoke on How to Kindly Say No ; Brookpark, Oh
Golden Life Living podcast/radio interview
Thrive: A Woman’s Journey with Royce Gomez http://bit.ly/2GsaIul
True Beauty online: Women Share How They Handled Their Most Stressful Holiday Moment http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/holiday-stress-171214
Interview with Erica Sandberg https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/how-debt-free-dreams-can-motivate-repayment.php
MaturePreneurs with Diana Todd-Banks http://maturepreneurstalk.libsyn.com/mature-preneurs-talk-with-nancy-virden-episode-009
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 https://soarcommunitynetwork.com/blog-2/
A discussion on the ParaTruth show about Mental Illness and Spirituality. https://www.spreaker.com/user/paratruthradio/mental-matters-w-nancy-virden
Visit to The Yoga Talk Show with Lucas Rockwood
Psychological Warfare with A.J. Norton. https://soundcloud.com/psychowarfare/mental-health-with-nancy-virden
Quoted in Deseret News about Domestic Violence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685999/Why-it-is-so-hard-to-spot-domestic-abuse-early-on-and-what-to-do-once-you-see-it.html
Interview on Lifeology with James Miller. http://bit.ly/2tc1MWc
Article for FAB Working Mom Life http://bit.ly/2INU9Mn
Guest appearance on Tina Talks Truth. http://www.tinatalkstruth.com/new-radio-show/
Live Well with Ann Beal http://www.iheart.com/podcast/209-living-well-with-ann-beal-28112385/episode/surviving-depression-live-or-live-well-28205773?cmp=android_share
WMAP Radio http://www.wmapradio.com
Guest appearance on Talk Time With Sharmin. https://1drv.ms/u/s!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.” http://bit.ly/2GlsBLe
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 http://bit.ly/2DqUWPH
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) http://bit.ly/2PqItAA
Published in I AM ME Digital Magazine: 3 Reasons Self Love is Not Selfish
Quoted on TheList.com: Depression Symptoms You Need to Know About by Elizabeth Fickenscher http://www.thelist.com/44636/depression-symptoms-need-know/
Guest appearance on Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner
With Mother Love on the Mother Love Show.
Mental Health News Radio LIVE interview http://t.yesware.com/tt/7a1a1f6de661d58594c097f29e85e418c10760dc/a342e021979e214a566fbdc2c45a9bbf/8c9fabe20e82c78bd3464625b183cdae/tobtr.com/9831381
Interview on Breathe Again Magazine Radio LIVE with Radio Host, Nicole Cleveland http://breatheagainmagazine.org/suicide-survivor-nancy-virden-and-grief-sharing-mom-marcy-robitaille/
Guest appearance on the Cara Jones Speaks podcast. http://bit.ly/2UUavuh
Quoted in Verily http://bit.ly/2Xxvlw3
My testimony on ThisIsTheWisdomOfGod.com
Interview on A Fine Time for Healing with Randi Fine – http://bit.ly/2GBk2gR
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 http://mysynergycafe.com/blog/synergycafe-interview-with-nancy-virden-mental-health-and-recovery-advocacy.html
“3 Reasons You Want to Ask, ‘What if?’ every Day” -my article on MotivationGrid.com https://motivationgrid.com/why-you-should-start-asking-what-if-every-day/
Interview with Butterflies of Wisdom with Win Charles http://traffic.libsyn.com/winwisdom/LAF3494_10072016120142299_1194396.mp3
Interview on Carry On Harry Talk Show in Singapore http://www.balleballeradio.com/ International Talks 2016, #36
Interview on KEITV12 – The Kingdom Hour with Rev. Donna Ghanney https://www.youtube.com/embed/od_Med–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 http://bit.ly/298idXI
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 http://bit.ly/1UTrpj5
Interview with Jacquie Wayans on Don’t Give Up Radio. http://tobtr.com/8895505 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: http://www.corebrainjournal.com/022
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. http://bit.ly/Ep15_NancyVirden_GiverciseShortsPodcast
Depression and Suicidal Thinking In Our Teens Interview with We Choose Respect! Host: Jed Doherty https://t.co/rPBJPBSHBt
Interview on the Niegowski Talks podcast with Sebastian Niegowski. http://bit.ly/268qpg0
Quoted in SheKnows: 5 powerful truths for every adult child of a mentally ill parent by Bethany Ramos http://bit.ly/2EHbmFr
Now Live! You can see my article for CIA Medical at : https://www.ciamedical.com/insights/self-care-in-healthcare/
Guest appearance on the George Wilder, Jr. Radio Talk Show
Quote printed on Talkspace.com Reconciling Religion and Therapy – Why You Can Talk to God and a Therapist
Quoted on ciamedical.com as one of 1000 memes. #58 https://www.ciamedical.com/insights/1000-motivational-quotes-memes/
Quoted on AskMen.com: What Do Women Consider Cheating? By Danielle Page https://www.askmen.com/dating/vanessa_100/113_love_secrets.html
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 domesticshelters.org https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/survivor-story-nancy-virden#.VuMDbZwrLDc
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. http://ignoranceequationradio.blogspot.com/
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 . http://www.iheart.com/show/209-Walk-Your-Talk-Radio/?episode_id=27201125 My interview starts at 20:39
Interview for article on Examiner.com goes live.
A return to The Ignorance Equation radio show Host Nick Katasouras. http://bit.ly/2IB6AMe
Offered hope on “Reflecting His Gifts” radio show
My story will be part of Montrie Adams’ upcoming website Just Do Your Dream. http://justdoyourdream.com/nancy-virden-writer/
Interviewed as a contributor to another author’s upcoming book
Live on the REC ROOM Radio Show at http://bit.ly/2PqPe5d
“Life Lessons” article at http://bit.ly/2GzVkxa
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 http://www.carynfitzgerald.com)
Live radio Interview with Dr. Twanna Young on Reality Radio http://bit.ly/2ZorkMd
Article requested by Abuse is Not a Secret: http://abuseisnotasecret.com/neglect-is-abuse/
Live radio interview with Lana Reid on “Don’t Box Me In” http://www.talkzone.com/shows/199/dontboxmein.html
Live Radio Interview http://www.Let’sFaceIt.com
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 HowToWriteABook.com as an invited contributor.
Live Radio Interview on The Ignorance Equation with host Nick Katasouros http://bit.ly/2Zvc0xF
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” http://bit.ly/2IB7f0a
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