Felicia Johnson Author, Speaker Event National Alliance On Mental Illness NAMI Greater Orlando

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Education Speaker Series Presents:

Author and mental health advocate, Felicia Johnson, joins us to discuss her own experience in dealing with a loved one suffering from child abuse, depression and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Inspired by her own life story and the journey of her childhood friend, Felicia has authored the novel, Her, which is the story of a young girl dealing with BPD. Through her book, Felicia helps to bring understanding of BPD within reach of many young people and families afflicted by it and continues to help many come to terms with mental health issues they face.

As a survivor of child abuse and one who deals with mental illness in her personal and work life, Felicia is very involved in efforts to end the stigma of mental illness. Felicia lives in Atlanta and currently works at the Highlands Institute and volunteers with Youth Villages Inner Harbour and Personality Disorder Awareness Network.

This event is a FREE community service; all are welcome!

Beardall Senior Center

800 Delaney Ave

Orlando, FL 32801

July 20, 2015

Event begins at 6:30pm EST

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Felicia Johnson Author, Speaker Event NAMI Carroll County Mental Health Advocates

Carroll County Mental Health Advocates

Author, Felicia Johnson – Author Page, will be the presenter at NAMI Carroll’s and Carroll County Mental Health Advocates’ Educational Night on July 30th at 6 PM at the Carrollton Courthouse. Please join us so Felicia can share her knowledge as a mental health worker, survivor and advocate of those dealing with borderline personality disorder. She will bring copies of her book with her.

CMHA & NAMI Carroll invite everyone to the Educational Night on July 30th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. featuring Felicia Johnson, speaking about Borderline Personality Disorder. This event will be at the Carroll County Court House, and it will be very insightful! Please like our page, and share this event on your walls to help spread the word!

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FREE EBOOK ABOUT Borderline Personality Disorder and Mental Illness TODAY only!

FREE EBOOK ABOUT #BPD via Amazon. Free on TODAY only!

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A story about a girl who struggles with #BPD. It takes the reader into the mind of someone who is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Recommended for families, friends and loved ones of those who have BPD and who wish to learn more about this complex personality disorder. For ages 16 and up.

Watch book trailers at www.herthebook.com

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.
Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

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Book Review of Discovering True: #NoMoreShame Project Anthology, Volume 1

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My dear friend Athena Moberg provided me with an ARC of the new anthology series Discovering True #NoMoreShame Project Volume 1. Athena is a contributing writer to the anthology. Her story short story in the book is called Unwanted. Unwanted is a hauntingly terrifying account of a young girl’s abuse. Reading Athena’s story moved me to want to read the rest of the stories in this anthology. Discovering True #NoMoreShame Project Volume 1 is one of those anthologies that really touches a reader to the core. This anthology is made up of a collection of true stories written by real survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is raw, clear, frightening and painful to read at times. I found strength in reading some of the accounts of the survivors. Their journeys to healing and the process to be able to write and put their stories out there is enlightening and encouraging. This is a must read for families and friends of survivors who want to understand what their loved ones may have gone through. Hope can found within the pages of this book. Other amazing writers with incredible stories included in this anthology are Rachel Thompson and Bobbi Parish.

It is available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99. Pick up your copy today and please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

http://www.amazon.com/Discovering-True-NoMoreShame-Project-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00PNUNRIO

First Live Televised Interview with WTOC Channel 11 + Special Surprise!

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Tune in July 3 at 10:00 am on Channel 11 Mid-Morning Live to see my for my first TV interview! I will travel down to Savannah to the WTOC studio, and I am so excited!

I will be speaking to Jody Chapin about my past experiences with abuse and mental health, as well as my novel, Her. There will also be a special announcement, so make sure you catch it live! If you aren’t in the state of Georgia, you can also live stream it by clicking here.

See you then, friends!

You Can Help Me Spread Awareness About Mental Health!

Hello friends! 

As you probably know, I have been invited to attend the International Women’s Festivals March 7-9 in Santa Barbara, California. I have been selected as a nominee for the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me! Award, and I must to be present in order to receive the award. See my nomination by clicking here. I have also been given the opportunity to speak at the festival about child abuse, my work in behavioral health, youth mentoring, and my novel Her.

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Here’s where you come in. I’ve estimated the total cost of the trip to be around $1700. With your support, I’ll be able to afford to make the round trip from Atlanta to Santa Barbara, and have transportation, meals, and a place to stay during the entire festival.

Can you help? Please follow the directions below to make a donation today to my PayPal to help me get to California!

Donation directions:

Go to PayPal.com and click Send in the top menu. Enter my email address (fedanceperformance@yahoo.com), along with the desired donation amount. If you have not already, it will now prompt you to login or create a PayPal account. Any donation will help, and it is also possible to donate anonymously.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this and donate to this cause. With your help, I will be able to reach more people and spread the message of understanding and hope for people with mental illness, depression, and histories of abuse.

Girl In The water by Nancy Kilgore, MS Book Review

Here is a preview of Nancy Kilgore’s book Girl In The Water. I had the priviledge of speaking with Nancy and reading her book.

Girl In The Water by Nancy Kilgore, MS is a true story about sibling abuse. In her story, Nancy talks about the abuse she had suffered from the hands of her own sister. I found Nancy’s story of healing and survival to be eye opening. The style of imagery and the openness that Nancy writes with makes really wrapped me into her world. I was able to see and feel her throughout the whole read. I haven’t found many stories told quite like Nancy’s on the subject of sibling abuse. Her prose was riveting. At times, I found myself scared for her, happy for her, and even wanting to hug her. Nancy is a true survivor who is still healing and using her experience to help others.

Her story can be used to raise awareness on sibling abuse because it can help other adult survivors to open up and share their stories of abuse from their siblings. This story really speaks out to so many. Nancy says that it is never too late to talk about it. Nancy, great job for your wonderful work with Girl In The Water. This is a story that needs to be read by others and can help educate and raise awareness about sibling abuse. No one should have to suffer.