Why I Am Starting This Community

Our family recently published a book, actually, it just came out yesterday. It is our personal story and is titled No More Secrets – A Family Speaks About Depression, Anxiety and Attempted Suicide. My husband was plunged into despair after a threatened job loss and a 13 month futile job search. He jumped from a hospital window in an attempt to end his life. Miraculously, he survived.

We learned many lessons the hard way, and now as a family, we want to help other families. We are embarking on a tour of the USA to speak about the message of our book, including bringing attention to the collateral damage that happens to a family when secrets are kept about depression, anxiety and attempted suicide. 

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a presentation for your school, organization, church, library, support group, gathering, retreat, corporation, or book club, etc.  http://www.speakingaboutdepression.com

4 responses to “Why I Am Starting This Community

  1. Thank you, Talia. I remember when we talked by phone about 6 months ago. I was so impressed by all of your accomplishments. You seemed to all of the world to be “the golden girl” and yet you were struggling so much on the inside. So glad you are experiencing such a wonderful life now. Your spirit uplifts so many!

  2. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

    James Madison saved my life…After suffering bouts of deep depression throughout my life I was finally diagnosed with PTSD by a talented and wonderful psychologist, Virginia Howard.

    Virginia is also an artist and suggested as part of my therapy I read The Artist’s Way and unlock my own creativity. For me, this was the path out of the dark places. I wrote a guide book for strategic planning and 2 e-books for software improvement. Once the door was opened, it could not be closed.

    With Virginia’s help, I dealt with early tramas and let them go. Then my right brain and left brain finally connected for good and my most creative book sprang forth. It combined a weaving of the history of the founding fathers and the stories of modern strategic leaders. Both the historical research and the interviews with modern executives changed me and my life.

    I found a group of mentors, some from history like James Madison, and some from contemporary times like several remarkable CEOs. They continue to guide me and though the clouds descend periodically, they dissipate quickly. For me, unleashing my right-brained creativity (as a result of doing the standard ‘talking therapy) was my secret to a new life.

    This journey began in 2002 when I was 62. I’m younger now, more full of life, and have the energy and stamina of a much younger person. When people ask me when I’ll retire, I tell ’em, “I ain’t tired.”

    • Rebecca –

      Thank you for sharing your story. It is interesting that you used a person from history as your mentor. I am sure that technique will help others in the community.

      We look forward to you sharing any other insights you may have about how you have overcome your depression.

      Akavar – Site Admin

  3. Hi Patricia,

    Ok, here goes. Two and a half years ago I was suffering from severe depression, binge eating disorder and addictions. At the time I was working as a doctor of psychology working with people with eating disorders and addictions. Leading the double life was literally killing me.

    I finally got help from an incredible man named Roy Nelson. I was very lucky to have had the privilege to work with him and the moment I did, I was totally free of the need to hurt myself with any substance and the excess weight I carried literally began to fall off. I lost all of it without having to diet or exercise!

    He taught me a spiritual and emotional program that helped me to unload years of pent up feelings which allowed the depression to lift. That was a huge gift. I think I was more addicted to the depression than anything else. It had been my most trusted friend since childhood. That is the easiest way to explain it. It was scary to allow the depression to lift and to actually be happy, because it was foreign to me to feel good. I didn’t trust it. But with this program, the good feeling was real (no fake pretending I feel good hoping it will eventually become true stuff that I had tried in the past) and it has lasted for two and a half years. Don’t get me wrong, there are peaks and valleys in recovery, but the valleys in recovery are much higher than even the peaks were before recovery.

    Most notably, this process did not entail using any medication.
    I love this man and this program and feel VERY blessed and grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with such an incredible spiritual teacher!

    Thank you for reading.

    Please visit http://www.roylovesyou.com if you would like to know more about the help I received.


    Dr. Talia Witkowski

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