On Tuesday August 3, 2010, at 7pm EST, on the Psyche Whisperer Radio Show Life and Mental Health Coach, A.J. Mahari, interviewed Letricia Hendrix who is the author of “Behind our Faces: Thoughts and Reasonings of Suicide”. In her book, Letricia Hendrix writes about her own experience with clinical depression and being suicidal. She writes about how no one is really alone with these feelings – how you don’t have to be alone with these feelings. She also writes about hope and also focuses on how the ways that we treat each other can often have a profoundly negative impact on people and for some, to the point where they feel so bad about themselves, they just want to die. The author also stresses that many people with clinical depression who may not understand what they are feeling and why often think that the “problem” is everyone else and aren’t aware of how they feel or why they feel what they do.
“Behind our Faces: Thoughts and Reasonings of Suicide” is a book that offers personal insight and understanding into what it’s like to just want to die, and why. Depression, mental illness, and the growing stress in life, for so many, continues to create an increase in a crisis of faith and/or hope. Letricia believes that “there are so many personal forms of hell that people impose upon each other and the personal hell within ourselves.” Too many people are stressed out and often feeling disconnected. Too many people who feel depressed and/or suicidal often fail to ask for help or to reach out for support.
Letricia Hendrix is a professional actor and graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. She has appeared in several productions, such as HBO’s The Wire, The Vagina Monologues, and Death and the Kings Horseman at Washington Shakespeare Company. She has done industrials for companies such as A&E Television, Discovery Channel and Discovery Classroom, The History Channel, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Federal Judicial Center. Other projects include Print work, Indie films, and medical student training. Letricia believes that thoughts and feelings of suicide are on the rise. Her book offers insight into her own experience and her insightful message for others when it comes to clinical depression and feeling suicidal. Find out that you yourself are not alone with these feelings. The fast-pace of life, increasing demands, increasing stress, less time to just connect with others, often leave people feeling more isolated. Many people experience overwhelming emotions they aren’t sure how to cope with or have a mental illness. Suicide has many causes. It is on the rise. There needs to be more understood about feeling suicidal and how you can feel that way without acting upon it – feelings often do pass in time.
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