Tina is a forty-five year old mother to two sons ages fifteen and twenty, as well as the wife to a husband that has weathered many storms the past twenty-three years. They recently brought a puppy into the mix and everyone is smitten. Tina is an Early Interventionist for children ages zero to six in Windsor Ontario Canada. She enjoys writing, motivational speaking and scrapbooking. Having been an advocate for children with disabilities for many years it was only recently that she began to work in adult mental health. Recovery has been long and hard but she hopes that her story may help someone else in need.
by Tina Szymczak
This mental health recovery story focuses on Tina’s journey through a fixation on death, depression and suicidal ideation. Tina’s thoughts and actions felt out of control, guide by anxiety. Suicidal ideation was a constant in her life, how Tina sought help and learned that are her core, she wanted to live. Through therapy and a close encounter with death, Tina discovered her will to live. Read more about Tina’s journey!