“I was under a death sentence with an uncertain end date, which could have happened in the near future as I would have taken my life by suicide. My major depression was a terminal illness and I was desperate to change the prognosis and find a way to cure myself.”
This is a book of hope and determination; a memoir and a how-to-heal-book combined. This work may be the answer that so many people suffering from depression are looking for, as it was written to try to help those living in depression feel that they are not alone and that there may be a way out of the darkness for them. It is also written for friends and loved ones who may not yet have understood the extent of the misery and hurting that their friend is living through, as their loved one may have been unable to articulate it.
With total candour and openness Natasha describes her misery and torment of living through her years of major depression and ptsd with a near suicide while hiding her agony from co-workers and friends because she was ashamed and afraid of the stigma attached to mental illness.
She writes of her search to understand the causes of her mental illness and her struggle to overcome her pain and find her way back from the darkness into living. She references many self-help books and different modalities she tried that reinforced her belief that she had the power to heal herself. She credits many things for her recovery, but credits Louise Hay’s teachings most of all. She wrote this book in gratitude to Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, Marianne Williamson, Joseph Murphy, Joe Dispenza, Pam Grout, Neville Goddard and all the other authors and personalities who helped her on her journey back.
This book is written to help de-stigmatize depression as the illness it is and not a weakness.
About the Author:
Since her recovery Natasha Bronfman has become a mental health advocate determined to bring awareness to, and end the stigma surrounding mental illness. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto and holds a Certificate in Mental Health Law. She is a speaker at corporate events and conferences sharing her powerful story of lived experience with audiences.