Saturday, September 29, 10:30am
Brunch and Silent Auction
The brunch is our way of saying “thank you” for your support, increasing mental health awareness, and sharing the ways in which COMPASSion Counseling is helping to build resilience in our community.
I was a “supermom”, divorced, raising two children and supporting myself. I was living life and I could do ANYTHING… but on December 11, 2009, my world came crashing down. Everything changed in an instant on that day. Now, almost seven years later and with the help of COMPASSION Counseling, I have learned to appreciate life again and I want to help others get through their depression and darkness by sharing my story.
Through years of depression so debilitating that I could not function at times and the necessity to spend time at Blount Memorial Hospital (BMH) to save my life, I discovered so much about myself. With education and intense therapy at BMH, continued therapy at COMPASSion Counseling, and surrounded by a loving and caring family, I have learned how to experience peace and joy that was never possible before. No matter what you are struggling with—peer pressure, challenges of becoming an adult, new marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, workplace struggles or anger and depression—my story will connect with you.