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Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope Hardcover – October 3, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800718917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800718916
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #877,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Sometimes it takes a miracle to find hope. On July 19, 2004, an amazing story, accompanied by incredible video footage, broke across network and cable news programs. After a high-speed chase to the top of the Tower Drive Bridge (now Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge) in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a young woman stopped, got out of her car, walked to the edge of the bridge--and jumped. State Trooper Les Boldt raced over, thrust out his hand, and in a miracle of timing and determination, snagged the woman's wrist as she started the plunge. Other officers ran to his aid, and they pulled the woman to safety while the on-dash police cam captured the action. That woman on the edge was Tina Zahn, and in Why I Jumped she tells her story for the first time. This gripping book gives us a glimpse of what led to such deep depression that suicide seemed the only answer. From abuse and rejection in her childhood to severe postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, Tina has overcome incredible odds to get where she is today. You won't be able to put down this powerful true story of emotional struggle, dramatic rescue, and a return to hope. Tina Zahn is a wife and mother of two. She has been actively involved in the American Red Cross and the American Diabetes Association and is a former pharmaceutical rep for several major companies. Zahn is currently an instructor for One-to-One Discipleship and a facilitator for a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband, Daniel, and their children, Sarah and Noah. Wanda Dyson is an author and a Christian counselor who specializes in helping women recover from depression, anxiety, rejection, and the long-term effects of sexual and physical assault. She lives in Frederick County, Maryland.

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I just had to make it to the bridge. If I could make it to the bridge, the pain would stop. I just had to make it to the bridge, and the hopelessness would end. It became a refrain, running over and over in my head as I raced down the highway: Make it to the bridge, and the pain will end. It's hopeless. Just wanna die. Make it to the bridge. When I finally reached the highest point of Tower Drive Bridge, I pulled over and stopped the car. I was so calm, so sure. I knew this was the right thing to do, and there was peace as I opened the door, stepped out, and walked around my car toward the guardrail. As I reached the concrete barrier, I heard someone calling out to me. "Ma'am! Ma'am!" I ignored him as I took a deep breath . . . and jumped.

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I simply could not put this book down once I started reading it.
S. Alfred
Sure, Tina didn't go into great detail about the abuse and the rescue, but she included enough about them to tell her story very effectively.
Sandra Grabman
This book has helped me believe that there is hope and help is available.
LMS

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michelaneous by Michele on October 7, 2006
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This is an amazing story. Thank God, Tina Zahn lived to tell it. In this well-written and easy-to-read account of a troubled life that eventually leads to an attempted suicide, we learn the true story behind the sensational headlines/video footage of a young woman's leap from Wisconsin's tallest bridge. Battling severe postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, coupled with unresolved traumas of sexual abuse by her stepfather that began at the tender age of five, we indeed learn why Tina Zahn jumped.

Remarkably, all the elements were in place to rescue her. The book begins with the dramatic call to 9-1-1 by her husband and the ensuing high-speed police chase, along with the swift actions of the officer who reached out and grabbed her wrist, saving her from a 200-foot plunge and certain death. She then goes back in time and tells the wrenching account of her stepfather's abuses (she didn't discover he wasn't her biological father until many years later) and her mother's neglect. One can't help but applaud Zahn's bravery for sharing her story and for including useful reference material at the end to help us all recognize the signs of sexual abuse and depression, and where to go for help.

This is a spiritual journey and I recommend it not only for readers learning to diagnose signs of depression (postpartum and otherwise), but also to attain a greater understanding of these illnesses and how to cope with loved ones who may be suffering. Readable in an afternoon.

From the author of "A Line Between Friends," McKenna Publishing Group.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By LMS on October 8, 2006
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I have read literally thousands of books in my lifetime, but I have never read a book quite like this. First, I am from Wisconsin and have actually been to many of the places that Tina mentions in her story. Second, I too have struggled for many years with serious depression. I've never actually attempted suicide, but I came very close to it one night 10 years ago. It is only by the grace of God that I didn't attempt suicide that night. I truly believe that God intervened in my life that night. Even though I didn't yet know Christ as my Savior. I have struggled with serious depression off and on for the past 15 years. There have been five or six periods in my life where I have felt seriously depressed for months at a time. There is definitely a stigma in the church when it comes to depression. A lot of people simply don't know how to handle it. I could relate to so many of Tina's struggles. Tina's story is also my story. I am so thankful that Tina had the courage and strength to share such a deeply personal struggle with the world. I believe that this book will give hope to those of us who struggle with depression. But I believe it will also help those who have never had a problem with depression to be more compassionate and understanding. Struggling with serious depression can make you feel so alone and like there is no one who really understands. But this book showed me that I am not alone in my struggles and that even if no one else does, God understands and cares. I cried numerous times as I read this book. This book has helped me believe that there is hope and help is available. I do not have to suffer alone. Reading Tina's story also makes me want to begin counseling in order to deal with my depression and other issues openly and honestly.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary A. Cook on April 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Good book if you want to try and understand what would make someone want to do this like I did. The brain works in mysterious ways...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Aimee Thor on November 3, 2006
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If you've ever been suicidally depressed like Tina, which I have, then this book may well change your whole life! The power of Tina's story is in the simplicity of her words, and the courage of her traumatized soul. I found myself crying from time to time while reading this book because it touched so many chords in my own broken heart. The fact that God used a patrolman to save her life is just one part of this incredibly moving and unforgettable story. I had never heard of Tina Zahn until I read this book, and now I can't stop telling people, especially those who are struggling with depression and trauma issues to read this book! You won't regret reading it either, I assure you it will speak to your heart in a graphic but tender way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on May 27, 2009
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First, I want to stress that with my review, I don't intend to demean the horrible things this woman suffered, and endured, and is overcoming. I have no idea what it is like to walk in her shoes. However, I read this book in about two hours and for someone who is trying to understand what makes something like this happen, and having never been a victim of sexual abuse, which seemed to be the very root of the problem, I felt like she just vaguely skimmed over the issues leading up to that fateful event on the Tower Drive Bridge. I found it difficult to understand the depth of her depression, and why she felt she had no other options. But again, that does not mean I lack compassion. My point is that the book is not a very long one, and it begins when she was a child and ends at the point she wrote it, some time after her attempted jump. For instance, she married Dan and I wondered from the moment they married if he was aware of what had happened to her, if they had talked about it, but it wasn't mentioned until they'd been married several years, and then just very briefly. Another thing I couldn't quite grasp is why she continued to have a relationship with her stepfather up until the point her mother divorced him, and what that relationship was like and how it affected her. It seemed like a lot of her issues were mentioned just very briefly, so it was difficult to understand what was going on inside her head. I guess I would have liked to see more detail, maybe to have had the book slow down a bit and delve a little deeper. I gave it a 5 star, however, just because she was here to write it, and that it sounds like she's going to be okay.
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