- Publisher: Revell
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003D7JZJO
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
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Why I Jumped: A Dramatic Story of Finding Hope beyond Depression Paperback
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From the Back Cover
Sometimes it takes a miracle to find hope. On July 19, 2004, after a high-speed chase to the top of a bridge, a young woman stopped, got out of her car, walked to the edge--and jumped. The state trooper who had been following 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 shares her amazing story. 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. If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, this book will offer hope to seek help and overcome. 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 appeared on Oprah and Good Morning America to talk about her incredible experience and frequently shares her story around the country. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tina Zahn is a wife and mother of two. She has appeared on Oprah and Good Morning America talking about her incredible experience. In addition, 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 frequently shares her story around the country and is currently pursuing a biblical counseling certificate and a degree in religion and theology. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I applaud the honesty and willingness to share your story Tina. May it help many people - the help lists and criteria at the end are invaluable.
I can identify with so much in this book and can't stress enough how important it is to get help, and to be brave enough to find the right person/people to be completely honest with if you find yourself battling depression for whatever the reason. Don't give up at the first hurdle - find someone who will listen.
There are parts about sexual abuse that literally turned my stomach as I read it. It is so hard to understand why an adult would want to take away a child's innocence and joy of childhood.
I liked the humanity, honesty, love, hope, and courage displayed in the book. There was real-life tension and drama in the book which made for very interesting reading.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in depression and it's affects on a depressed person and their family and friends.