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Author Jane Thompson Releases Her New Novel “Applied Biology: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder”

A young woman with bipolar disorder (manic depression) escapes from Hitler’s euthanasia program and starts a battle to shed light on the procedure. She interests those in power, and sheds light on the crime. Later she runs to England, where she attempts to involve Churchill and Eisenhower in stopping Hitler’s murder, and she ends up in the French Resistance.

Georgetown, TX, USA (March 27, 2015) — Join author Jane Thompson on a journey through the frustrating, agonizing and deeply personal world of mental illness in her new novel, Applied Biology: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder (now available through Amazon and Kindle). Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Applied-Biology-Novel-Biopolar-Disorder/dp/1507650892.

In a candid style and with compassion for bipolar disorder sufferers, Thompson chronicles the struggles, failures and, ultimate triumphs of her protagonist as she fights for her life as a mentally ill person in a society that believes in the euthanasia of the mentally ill.

“It is the tale of a woman who cheats death and goes up against Hitler, getting those with power to power to speak out against his deadly program,” writes Thompson.

Claudia managed to escape the soldiers who were determined to trap and kill her from the asylum. She goes to work to publicize the ugly truth and Hitler is forced to take his killing program underground.

Claudia escapes Germany and goes to England, where she tries to work through Churchill and Eisenhower to stop Hitler’s reign of terror. Finally, she ends up in the French Resistance where she fights the battle up close and personal. We do not know the end of Claudia’s and her family’s story, but it is a tale of Nazi Germany told from a different perspective, from the inside out.

It details the uphill battle to fight and live in a totalitarian society with your life on the life on the line. It is a suspenseful, humanitarian tale told with humor and grace. All the love Claudia shows to the world is enough to make her a courageous and unforgettable heroine.

The target audience for this novel is those who suffer with this diagnosis and those who love those who are afflicted. It will ultimately teach people courage and hope.

Thompson has worked as a social worker, teacher, paralegal and writer. She holds bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She wrote for the publisher of a political encyclopedia and served as a medical writer for a training corporation. She has had 20 short stories published, has written about bipolar disorder in Sugar and Salt: My Life with Bipolar Disorder, The Rookie’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder and Flying Buttresses: A Novel of Bipolar Disorder.

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Free Book, “Fight the Blues as a Black Woman,” to Benefit an Ohio Mental Health Cause

Ohio-based creative writer Tanisha Herrin is releasing a powerful new book, “Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman: How I Survived Suicidal Depression.” The book-her 10th work to be self published-is available for free and will help raise awareness about depression and benefit an Ohio mental health cause.

Akron, Ohio, February. 21, 2011 — Seasoned author Tanisha Herrin is pleased to announce the upcoming release of her new book, “Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman: How I Survived Suicidal Depression.” Although she has nine other self-published books, this will be her first book in the self-help, inspirational genre.

“Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman” is Herrin’s personal perspective on how depression and several suicide attempts almost destroyed her life. It is also a book of inspiration and triumph. Herrin says: “Even though I have been through a lot over several years-being robbed at gun point, three suicide attempts and losing my mother to name a few-I found a way to view my life in a new light. Others who have been through similar downfalls can bounce back to fulfill their life’s purpose.”

Herrin, who is 28 years old, battled depression for 11 years, starting at an early age and continuing through young adulthood. In her book, she poignantly describes her struggles, talks about what may have perpetuated her depression and shares details about the three suicide attempts she had before the unexpected passing of her mother. She also recounts how she used healthy eating, exercise, positive thinking and other strategies to improve her life—not just for herself, but for her children.

Interestingly, “Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman” is not for sale. Instead, people can request a free copy of the book in paperback, ebook or digital format. For each copy of the book that is requested, $1 will be donated toward an Ohio mental health cause via the Nancy A. Herrin Foundation. The non-profit foundation-started in memory of Herrin’s late mother-will donate up to $2,000. “I hope to help raise awareness of how depression can have serious effects on your life if the proper steps aren’t taken to improve your well-being,” Herrin says. “So many people are affected by depression daily that they think it’s normal or okay to be miserable and live an unfulfilling life.”

“Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman” was written for and dedicated to Herrin’s children, who are 6 and 2 years old. “It is possible my children may deal with depression when they get older, and I wanted to set an example for them while hoping to help others.”

Depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million American adults or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, reports the National Institute of Mental Health. And according to the World Health Organization, depression will be the second-largest killer after heart disease by 2020. These statistics make “Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman” a timely and valuable resource.

The book, which has a bonus section on poetry, has been described by reviewers as emotional and powerful. For instance, Richard Farrell said, “Tanisha Herrin’s latest publication is far more then it sets out to be. This is because it not only charts the personal history of her twenty-eight years, and the lessons learned that she wishes to pass on. It also does this in a tumbling way that made it impossible for me to leave her book alone.” Virginia Gatmaytan described “Fighting the Blues as a Black Woman” as recommended reading for people who are going through depression. She said, “They will certainly be inspired by Tanisha’s journey. It is likewise worthwhile for people who belong to the inner circles of people in despair. They will be guided in extending support.”

The official release date of “Fight the Blues as a Black Woman” is February 23. The book will be available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com and Herrin’s Website at www.therrinpoetry.com. For more information about the book, call 330-258-0053. For details about the Nancy A. Herrin Foundation, visit www.nancyherrinfoundation.org.

About Tanisha Herrin
Tanisha Herrin is a creative writer and the owner of Inspire Creations, a business she founded to showcase her inspirational poetry, books, photography and custom bookmarks. Her creative projects are a form of therapy that is not only helping her adopt a more positive outlook on life, but is also helping others improve their lives. Herrin is based in Akron, Ohio.

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Stop Panic Attacks Today With These 3 Easy Steps

Providence, RI December 15, 2010 – If you have ever suffered from a panic attack, you know that it is troubling experience and what an out of control feeling it can be. Almost as soon as it passes, all you can think about is how you can stop anxiety attacks now – before another one comes along. But for many people, the plethora of options out there intended to eliminate panic attacks is enough to…well, cause a panic! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be complicated. The following three very simple steps can help stop panic attacks in your life – forever.

Relax! While it seems like common sense, the easiest way to stop anxiety attacks today is to prevent them from happening in the first place. And because stress is one of the leading causes of anxiety, it makes sense that if you can control the stress in your life you can effectively eliminate panic disorders. There are several ways to achieve this – yoga, meditation, finding a favorable work/life balance, etc. Once you find your coping mechanism, use it often and before you need to. Find ways to take breaks from stressors before they trigger a full blown anxiety disorder.

You First! One of the best ways to avoid stress and end panic attacks is by taking care of yourself. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure you are well rested. Eating healthy meals and exercising are also a tremendous help. Think of it this way – if you are healthy and feeling good, you will have a much better chance of taking on potential stressors before they become full blow anxiety disorders. The reverse is true if you are tired and run down. Even small things have the potential to send you spiraling into a panic attack.

Ask For Help! There are a tremendous number of resources out there to help eliminate panicking, way beyond the above and other traditional cures like therapy. There are self help books and DVDs, several websites and an abundance of information available in stores and online. And on a very basic level, just talking to a friend or coworker about areas where you could use their help can be all it takes to stop panic attacks now.

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