Nina Bingham is an Author, Life Coach, and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Inspiring, sincere and whole-hearted, she educates not only from her academic knowledge, but shares from her own hard-won life experience in a new and profound way. In private practice since 2003, she has treated individuals and couples with a wide variety of mental health issues. She is the author of three books of poetry and one recovery workbook, Never Enough. Her fifth book, “Once The Storm Is Over: From Grieving to Healing After The Suicide of My Daughter”, came out last month, February 2015.
It’s the autobiographical confession of a counselor who lost her teen daughter to suicide. Once the Storm is Over chronicles Nina’s descent into grief after the suicide of her daughter. For a year she tormented herself, wondering how she had missed the signs. Finally she came to understand that her daughter, like many, many teens, was adept at hiding her deepest emotions – fear of seeming weak or “crazy” kept her daughter from sharing her distress. Nina says that releasing her guilt was a huge part of her healing process.
Nina’s goal is to get copies of the book not only to teens in crisis, but to parents dealing with the depression and guilt that follows the suicide of a child. As most of us know, teen suicide is becoming epidemic. Every 13.3 minutes someone in the U.S. commits suicide, making it the #1 cause of accidental death for Americans, surpassing car accidents for the first time in 2012. We’ve all had books that influenced us, or changed us entirely. Nina would like Once the Storm is Over to be that book for the people who need it most.
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