Closer to Paradise: A Mother’s Journey through Crisis and Healing tells the story of how Wf1 Truthteller Amy White’s teenaged son nosedived into a suicidal crisis, and how she became a caregiver overnight.
Amy White supports parents, family members, friends, and other caregivers of those living with mental health challenges, teaching them to stay balanced and healthy. She tells us how we can reach out to help others every day, and inspires us to represent humanity at its greatest.
Amy White felt blamed, shamed and stigmatized while trying to find help for her child during a mental health crisis. Her fear of being ostracized kept her from speaking out during the crisis. Now, Amy is sharing her story to inform parents and caregivers in similar situations and to let them know they are no longer alone.
Heartbreaking, powerful and honest, this beautifully written submission by Amy White describes her struggle to have a healthy relationship with her grown children. After being disowned by her children, Amy shares her journey through the pain and grief she now feels as a childless mother.