Hello all! I hope you guys are staying warm and staying safe. A new audiobook has been released and this one is very close to my heart as it helps raise awareness about a very serious mental health issue across the world; depression. This audiobook is heartbreaking in the fact I relate to it very much despite Sara's circumstances being different from mine. What's more? Everyone can relate to Sara, especially teens. I will be transparent with you as my listeners, that I continue to face my own depression and it's very tough sometimes. It was hard to narrate this book because of the engaging style the author requested, meaning I got maybe a little too engaged haha. Still, it's one of my favorite books I've narrated and one of the most powerful. To be given the opportunity to tell a tale like this is a great honor to me, because if it means giving hope to even just one person, I will feel fulfilled and hopefully, so will you. Take a listen...
"You'll tell Mom if you're not doing good?" I nod again, my throat's too tight to speak. "I'm serious, you'll tell her this time?" "Yes sir." My heart bangs on my rib cage. "Promise?" Dad pushes. "Promise." I lie. I could never do that to her again. I’m stronger this time. New school. New year. It’s all too familiar for military brat, Sara Parker. After her dad gets deployed, the darkness in her mind is set free, wreaking havoc on every aspect of her life. Stuck in the bottom of a pit with no one to turn to, Sara’s world comes crashing down as everyone around her discovers her secrets, one scar at a time.
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I know right now it might seem impossible, but you truly are not alone in your fight. If it's an emergency and you need someone to talk to, my email is open to anyone who needs an ear at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am here for you. If you or any of your loved ones need someone/professionals to talk to during this difficult time, here are some resources:
suicidepreventionlifeline.org (Call: 1-800-273-8255)
www.crisistextline.org (Text: HOME to 741741)
teenlineonline.org (Text: TEEN to 839863. Open from 6pm-10pm PST. Email available for international use)
www.rainn.org (For help with sexual assault call: 1-800-656-4673)
www.thehotline.org (For help with domestic abuse call: 1-800-799-7233)
www.doorofhope4teens.org (Specializes in helping young adults overcome self-harm and depression)
Stay strong my friends!