When Nina Bingham lost her fifteen-year old daughter to suicide, she thought her own world would end. But what she learned about love and forgiveness changed her life forever. It will change yours, too.
BOSTON, MA: In late February 2015, Big Table Publishing Company, an indie publisher, will present this profoundly moving account of a counselor’s struggle to come to terms with her depression and her daughter’s suicide. Raw and honest, she shares her painful past: an abusive alcoholic father, a failed marriage, the rejection she suffered after she came out as a lesbian, and her own brush with suicide. What could have been a story mired in self-pity and misery, ultimately is a story of hope. Nina’s compelling life journey shows how pain and loss can be transformed into strength and purpose. This book is not only for survivors but for anyone facing depression with suicidal tendencies.
The book has garnered outstanding reviews from suicide prevention organizations, expert psychiatrists, best-selling authors on suicide, mental health and parenting magazines, as well as grief recovery organizations. Robin Stratton of Big Table Publishing Company says she knew she had a “blockbuster story,” and advised Nina that she might be better off taking her book to a bigger publishing house who could spend thousands of dollars promoting it. To her surprise, Nina replied that she’d been to a psychic who had advised her to take her manuscript to the “literary woman” she already knew, and that Robin fit the description exactly.
Both Nina and Robin say they experienced what can only be called “a ghost writer” in the form of Nina’s deceased daughter while the manuscript was being developed. Nina feels she received a 3-day long “visitation” from her daughter who caused unexplainable and sensational phenomenon to occur. Robin could sense a strong presence around her when she would work on the book; at the same time, her normally calm and brave dog would yelp and hide in the bedroom. Both Nina and Robin acknowledge that there was an unseen spiritual force guiding them along the way.
Once The Storm Is Over unapologetically rips apart the façade of coping to show the devastating aftermath of a child’s suicide and how a mother, flawed but courageous, learns to live again. Described as brave, insightful and inspiring, this book is sure to make its mark in the literature of suicide recovery, and be remembered for its profound and healing message.