Tag: alcoholism

Suicide Prevention Month: There is Hope After Trauma: The First Step to Coping

Unthinkable loss and insurmountable grief were felt across the country when the news broke of the death of Daisy Coleman, an outspoken high school sexual assault survivor who went on to create Safe Bae an organization dedicated to educating other high school students on consent and sexual assault. She stared in the Netflix documentary about her story and the impact of social media on survivors in Audrie &… Read On

Jennifer Storm’s TEDx Talk on Resiliency & Recovery

Jennifer Storm, author of Blackout Girl, started out life as a happy gregarious child, until she was the victim of a violent sexual assault. She numbed the pain with alcohol, eventually leading her to become a crack addict by the age of 17 because she didn’t have the tools to handle the trauma she had endured… Read On

DolGer Films options Blackout Girl for Film Deal.

Today Jennifer Storm, Danielle Hall Count and DolGer Films announce an option deal to produce a film based on the screenplay adaptation of the memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, published in 2008 by Hazelden Publishing.  Jennifer Storm and Danielle Hall Count co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of the award winning memoir… Read On

Ten Tools That Have Helped Me Fight Addiction & Depression

I’ve been there. In that dark place that no one likes to talk about socially. The pit of emotional hell that feels impossible to crawl out of. I struggled with addiction and depression, which for me went hand-hand, for over a decade. I’ve sat with a shotgun in my mouth and finger on the trigger. I’ve swallowed a bottle of pills with a bottle of peach schnapps hoping to end the pain I was feeling only to have my stomach pumped… Read On

Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober.

Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober. That is 180 months, 780 weeks and 5,479 days. But really, I have only one day. This day. Today. That is all any of us have really. In writing my books and speaking across the country I have been beyond blessed to have people email me and approach me to share their darkest secrets… Read On