Let's talk about mental health because life happens and we do affect each other...
For anyone who has ever fallen into a dark abyss of anxiety or depression, I hope this book can be used as a support to help you climb up out of that hole and away from self-defeating patterns. Recently I changed my life and I'd like to share my story with you. This project is as personal as it is unconventional. I share my inner-most self with readers through my challenges and triumphs, leading up to and following an emotional breakdown.
I'm sharing what I've learned by speaking for groups and events because I diligently maintain that #MentalHealthMatters.
If you are interested in booking me to speak at an event please scroll down for more information.
After adding the roles of wife and mother of four young children to my list of achievements, in 2014 I decided it was time to bring my dream of writing a novel to fruition and debuted my first piece titled Baltic Mist - A Timeless Saga. This time, inspired by the Icelandic skald Egil Skallagrimsson, I latched on to one of his characters from the epic Egil's Saga. Book One of the three-part trilogy was self-published by my own publishing entity: An Ancient Approach. Since then I have released two children's books, and hope to have my Baltic Mist trilogy's second and third installments released soon.
I've proactively moved beyond a troubled past to live a healthy and well-balanced life.
I've survived abuse, rape, a traumatic car accident, homelessness in my early 20's, years of unhealthy relationships, poor self esteem, low confidence, mothering special needs children, and my own anxiety & depression. A pivotal moment in my life was when I stood on the edge of a breakdown, contemplating suicide. Realizing I needed to make a change, that decision led me to turn my life into a success story.
Book me to speak at your next support group, event, or seminar and I'll assist your audience develop their own effective coping strategies while providing life-long tools to help them manage their stress and anxiety.
Books and workbooks authored by me are also available for book-signings and workshops.
Scroll down past my blog to read a few testimonials.
"Being depressed can be a hard and lonely road. Most of us that get depressed don't like to bother people, and often 'suffer' in silence. This month I experienced a massive depression. Don't ask me why I was depressed, because I never know why. It just happens. There has been a lot happening the last few months and I think I just got very overwhelmed by it all. The book has really changed the way I think. It has helped me battle through my depression this time, making me realize things that I actually haven't thought about. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or both: I highly recommend reading Jennifer Lohr's book about depression and anxiety."
"So well written and insightful. Thank you for making the mental struggle seem like I'm not alone."
"It's a raw and honest look at her life and how she made it out of the 'dark night of the soul'. If that's not a glimpse into human psychology, I don't know what is."