Canadian Author and Nurse Tracey Maxfield Shares Her Personal Story of Battling Depression
Maxfield Working to End the Stigma of Mental Illness and Stop the Suicide Epidemic in the U.S. and Canada
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Vancouver, BC Canada February, 5 2019 – Author and medical professional Tracey Maxfield is sharing her personal journey through mental illness. Her book Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is critically acclaimed even being nominated for the 2019 Author Academy Awards. She now travels the world helping others to know they’re not alone. Fighting the stigma is so important when it comes to mental illness, so people aren’t afraid to speak up and get help.
“Tracey has journeyed very deep into emotional pain, far beyond where many people have traveled. She can teach you, and me, and all who are fortunate enough to honor her words, that intense psychological injury can be endured, struggled against, and gradually, slowly, overcome.” Dr. Eric Kuelker, Psychologist says of her book.
Maxfield has been asked to speak as an expert on ABC, FOX, and NBC. She is a regular guest on many podcasts large and small as well as radio and television. Schools are often her focus as well as she gets so much positive reaction from students. In fact, her positive message in school was recognized by TEACH Florida. The TEACH Conference in Florida is having her this March as a speaker to educate teachers on the importance of discussing mental health with students.
The size of the audience is never her goal but more the thought that she could reach just one person. She receives messages of hope often thanking her for helping them to the path of recovery. Her true goal is to help youth get past their depression to escape their own rabbit hole.
“1 in 5 children/teenagers have a mental illness. If untreated or misdiagnosed, these students are more likely to be bullied, drop out of school, turn to drugs/alcohol, engage in criminal activity and/or end their lives by suicide. We are losing our future generation; it’s time to take a stand and say no more and put our kids first!” Says Maxfield.
This Spring Maxfield is hosting Engage, Educate, Empower in Seattle. The event will bring in teens from all over the Northwest to listen to experts and personal stories while providing resources to help stop the stigma and rise of suicide among teens. The event will be held in Bellevue Washington this Spring to bring awareness to the rising statistic of teen suicide. The speaker lineup includes youth fighting the stigma, journalists with personal experiences, as well as Tracey Maxfield who will share her personal story.
“Every day in the USA, 16 teenagers die by suicide, over 3041 students in grades 9 to 12 attempt suicide, and 90% of those students had a treatable mental illness. It is time to Engage our kids, to Educate them about mental illness, good mental health, appropriate coping strategies and to Empower them to face a future of hope, potential and dreams.” Maxfield says of why she is hosting this event.
About Escaping the Rabbit Hole
Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is a brutally honest, raw, and vivid description of what life is like after experiencing an acute depressive episode. Through a series of blog posts, journal entries and a letter to self, Tracey shares the excruciating emotional and physical pain she endured, the never-ending feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and sadness which left her inert and unable to function, and her ongoing battle against DBS (death by suicide). To learn more visit http://traceymaxfield.com or http://the3eees.com.
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