“What a needed book! This past year in our small town, two youths have committed suicide.”

This friend of mine, like so many–(most?)  of us have been touched either directly or indirectly by suicide, depression, or anxiety. Our kids need HOPE.  And we need to help them find it.

My family has been directly affected. One of our daughter’s attempted suicide while in college. Because of our experience and her struggle, the book Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation was conceived. Kendra, my daughter, and I want to help families, those battling mental health issues and those who love them (parents, friends, family members, pastors, counselors, educators.)

This book was a heart wrenching one to write. But God’s call to write it to help others who have loved ones in the midst of the struggle or for those who want to prevent the struggle was overwhelmingly strong.

Please help me get the word out about this book, if you, like me, are concerned about this culture of hopelessness in a hard world.

Here are three things you can do:

  1. Pre-order the book. Click here
  2. Write a review of the book and post it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookbub etc.
  3. Tell others about the book.
  4. Join the FACEBOOK launch team. The team runs from July 27-Sept. 8th. The commitment is as much as you want it to be. The point is to promote the book and get the word out that the book exists. Click here for the link if you want more info or to join. I hope you do.

The mental health of our kids is worth fighting for. Some experts call this mental health epidemic the new normal. We cannot accept this!

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

Blessings to all,


© LoriWildenberg. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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