A Quiet Strong Voice: My journey through depression, anxiety and attempted suicide

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A Quiet Strong Voice is a raw, honest, reveal of a torturous journey through depression, anxiety and multiple suicide attempts. Lee Horbachewski bravely exposes the compelling intimate details of the darkness she experienced and the steps she took to find hope and choose life. Providing hope and inspiration to millions of people suffering with depression and anxiety, this book will save lives. A must for anyone impacted by mental illness, A Quiet Strong Voice includes a Personal Reflection Chapter with exercises to empower you to move onwards and upwards through depression and anxiety. A wealth of resources and a chapter on Supporting A Loved One makes this a must read for everyone.

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Lee Horbachewski is known to many as SimpLee Serene. She is an Author, Speaker, Coach, Advocate and Philanthropic Entrepreneur. Lee knows firsthand the fear, isolation and desperation that characterizes the illness that affects 1 in 5 Canadians. In 2004, at the age of 33, Lee's desperate battle with depression and anxiety came to a head when she made three attempts to end her life. Looking back Lee recognizes that her pain was her purpose in disguise. She has since dedicated her life to helping others and is fervently committed to have mental illness talked about as openly as cancer. "Together we have the power to change and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness and suicide. The only way we will do so is by more people talking about it without judgment and fear". She courageously exposes the truth of her torturous journey in the inspiring and compelling tell-all "A Quiet Strong Voice". Her advocacy and willingness to openly share her story has resulted in thousands of people opening up about their own struggles and finding the hope and courage they need to keep going through the darkness. Lee is a beacon of light for many through her Speaking, Coaching , blog and social media presence on Twitter and Facebook. Lee is the creator of "Up - Onwards and Upwards through Depression and Anxiety", a peer mentor program that provides tools, support and empowerment to facilitate change through depression and anxiety. Recognition: Pysch Central Mental Health Hero May 2012 . Spokesperson for the Kids Help Phone "Walk So Kids Can Talk" fundraising event in Calgary May 6, 2012 Nominees Choice Winner for FIERCE Awards - November 2011 Finalist in "Fabulous Mother of the Year Award" 2011 Named and featured as one of the Top 5 Mompreneurs in Canada in Mompreneur Magazine 2009, for the category of Giving Back. In 2010, Lee became the Spokesperson for Distress Centre Calgary and presented at the 40th Anniversary AGM Celebration. Featured in the City of Calgary - Family and Community Social Services advocacy video in October 2010. Has been featured on Global TV, CTV, ET Canada, Metro News, Calgary Herald, Virgin Radio and 660 News Lee inspires and empowers everyone to realize You are Not Alone. You are Loved.

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