Cella’s Chat: From Death’s Door to Rebirth, Yes Life IS Worth Living

In my post titled “How Did I Get Here,” I mentioned there was a silver lining, but before the silver lining could be seen, life had to totally shake me up and throw me down.  So, now I had been hit with the horrible word “depression” and I didn’t know what to do with that.  After all, my […]

Walking Out of the Darkness – A Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

As September is Suicide Awareness month, I thought it was appropriate to “dust” off this blog I wrote two years ago, before I moved to Italy. At that time, I participated in the “Out of the Darkness” walk with both my stepdaughter, Ashley, and my friend and fellow attempt survivor, Renee. This walk is an […]

Cella’s Chat: You Are Perfect The Way You Are – There is No Normal!

I was recently asked by someone to attend an NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting with them. As a Recovery Coach, I support their recovery and was very glad to attend the meeting.  I do not normally agree to go to meetings with clients, however, this was a family member and my love and support was important to them. […]

Depression to Suicide – An Attempt Survivor’s Advice

So, let’s talk about a tough subject – suicide.  The word itself elicits a shudder and evokes many emotions.  A stigma to people who have attempted and not “succeeded” and to families who have been affected directly.  Here are the facts – according to the website www.sos-walk.org: The latest statistics reported an all time high with […]