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R U OK?

Kristi Hugstad

Pages: 72
ISBN: 978-145755-463-6
List Price: 9.99
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: April 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Sometimes, the thoughts we leave unsaid are the most dangerous. Such is certainly the case for those feelings – however fleeting – that leave you sad, anxious, afraid and hopeless. If you’re a young adult who suffers from depression or other mental illness, your own mind might seem like a prison of negativity, your own thoughts too great a burden to bear.
Whether you, a friend or a loved one suffers from depression or is at risk of suicide, you can find hope in three life-changing words: R U OK? R U OK? offers teens, young adults, parents and educators a toolkit for dealing with mental illnesses, depression, addiction and suicide – for yourself or your peers. Addressing relevant issues like cyberbullying, technology addiction, substance abuse, gender confusion and suicide ideation, R U OK? helps bring light to otherwise dark – but critical – topics. After losing her own husband to suicide, Kristi Hugstad understands the patterns, warnings and risk factors she failed to see during his life. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and credentialed health educator, Hugstad combines her firsthand experience with researched-backed, clinical methods to help prevent suicide and address important mental health issues. Whether you feel scared and misunderstood or are worried about a friend or family member, there is a powerful hope in asking – and answering – a simple question: R U OK?

For all of Kristi Hugstad’s adult life, she had one clear goal: to provide the highest opportunity for fitness and health to everyone who walked into her studio or gym—a feat she accomplished daily for years until the suicide of her husband, Bill Brotherton Jr. In the wake of epic grief, Kristi found a new trajectory. She’s made it her mission to reach out to those wrestling with grief and help them confront their pain and fears to gain a new perspective and new life. A resident of Dana Point, California, she is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, author of What I Wish I’d Known; Finding your way through the tunnel of grief, speaker, blogger for The Huffington Post, and host of The Grief Girl radio show and podcast, which can be streamed on iTunes and Podbean. Learn more about Kristi at thegriefgirl.com.

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