All posts tagged: Amy Susan Crohn

Amy Susan Crohn Facilitates Suicide Awareness Event

    Brett Scudder and his SISFI Network are hosting a Suicide Awareness and Prevention NY Tour on Sept. 17th-Oct 3rd across NYC, Long Island and Westchester to bring more awareness, services, programs and resources to address the increasing numbers of people facing serious life challenges and human suffering with suicide ideations/thoughts, and supporting families of loved ones lost to suicide. On October 2 from 6:30-8:30pm there will be a Community Workshop at the Ossining, NY Public Library 53 Croton Ave. President and Chairman of SISFI, Brett Scudder says, “We are elated about this initiative and looks forward to what it will bring for the people and communities. As we build on this collaborative effort, we invite people to join us in bringing public and open dialog about the topic, challenges, needs and stigmas.” Amy Susan Crohn, award-winning author of DYING TO LIVE, lost two family members to suicide, most recently her beloved brother, artist Steve Crohn. Throughout her life Amy has encountered many difficulties and endured life threatening medical emergencies. Her book has been an inspiration to …

Writers Process Blog Hop: Hop Right In!

Thanks to award-winning author and radio host Jillian Maas Backman for twisting my arm to be a part of this blog hop! She also enlisted  Amy Susan Crohn, to become involved and share the writing skills and process for  DYING TO LIVE: Running backwards from cancer, Lupus, and chronic illness, yet another award-winning author and book. She didn’t have to bend too far, but I questioned why I would be included. I’m not a published author like others who have been participating, I have no aspirations, but I’ve learned that when it comes to writing anything there is a distinct process for each individual. If you haven’t made acquaintance with Jillian you’re missing a treasure. As an Intuitive Consultant Jillian impacts my life, as well as others, by the expert tutoring from her book BEYOND THE PEWS: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, or by private consultations. She is a true blessing to the world. If you, or someone you know, has been in the throes of chronic or terminal illness, DYING TO LIVE should be on your …

Shattered Lives: What Suicide Leaves Behind

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Unlike the theme song to M.A.S.H. suicide is painful, especially to those left behind feeling like they’ve been sucker punched and left with questions that take years of searching for answers, and finding none. The gaping hole in one’s life left by the suicide of a loved one is unique in that commonly there isn’t any warning, at least ones that are easily recognized. Survivors tend to re-live every moment of every day leading up to the event, and question themselves endlessly. Often professional help is needed to assist in moving away from the event itself, and to properly grieve and heal in a healthy manner. Understanding suicide is complex. In a recent article by Dr. Scott Bonn for Psychology Today,The Reality of Suicide: A Growing Epidemic he states, “Consider this: There are now more than two suicides for every murder in the U.S., and suicides also outnumber deaths in motor vehicle accidents. To put it in perspective, there are currently about 15,000 murders, 33,000 auto fatalities and 38,000 suicides in the U.S. …

Amy Susan Crohn, Dying to Live

DYING TO LIVE Wins Award, Amy Susan Crohn Featured at Book Expo America

  Amy Susan Crohn is honored to receive The Next Generation Indie Book Award as a finalist in the Memoir (Overcoming Adversity/Tragedy/Challenges) category for her debut book, DYING TO LIVE, Running backwards through cancer, Lupus and chronic illness. The award is given by Indies Unlimited, an organization that celebrates independent authors “whose body of work is not obligated to a single large publishing company.” Since it’s launch, DYING TO LIVE has been an inspiration to others who recognize their own experiences within the pages, not only with their personal childhood maltreatment and chronic disease, but how the medical community worked with (or against) them. ……it’s a story of what did happen (and obviously can again) within our medical community … what goes wrong and what goes right when you’re faced with catastrophic illnesses. AND, it ends with Amy’s current quest of learning how what happens to you as you are growing up can have a profound impact on your overall health. Did you know that studies that provide evidence that there IS a link from adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to later negative …

Amy Susan Crohn, Dying to Live

Amy Susan Crohn Hyde Park, New York Presentation and Book Signing Event

“I Told You I Was Sick”  A story of  discovery and  growth through catastrophic illness The Hyde Park Free Library in Hyde Park, New York will host a presentation and book signing Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7pmET. Amy Susan Crohn will appear to give the presentation, “I Told You I Was Sick!” based on her recently released book, DYING TO LIVE: Running backwards through cancer, Lupus, and chronic illness. Her event is combined with a book signing, as well as a tour of the Memorial Exhibition of the art of her brother Steve Crohn. Recently deceased and the subject of a New York Magazine feature, Steve Crohn is well-known for his post war, modernist paintings in the abstract style. The Memorial Exhibition runs through April 30th. Please RSVP Here Amy Susan Crohn was a 36-year-old wife and mother of two beautiful boys, one an adopted foster child, when she was struck with the reality of, not only stage IV cancer, but also a second life threatening disease, Lupus. In DYING TO LIVE Amy relates her personal and up close journey through …