God blesses me to be a blessing to others.If I can reach at least one soul and impart the love of Christ,

my living is not in vain.

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Your words and boldness penetrated my heart and soul...it sounded like you had walked in my shoes for a day... you said all of my secrets out loud...I'm so proud of you and your courage to help change the heart and face of mental illness...wow... I was crying because I felt free on another level...wow...you are amazing and a breath of fresh air...you are taking back your life one word at a time...one person at a time...thank you...I've dealt with my mental issues since 2003 and by the grace of God I'm still here...love you my friend... whatever way I can assist you I will...God bless you...  


Venessa, I wanted to sincerely thank you for serving as our guest speaker for our Community Gathering.  Your willingness to share your time and expertise in the area of : Depression, Mental Health, and Suicide  was beyond amazing but imperative to the population we serve. Our residents felt connected and genuinely embrace your authenticity. We are all grateful and elated you took time out of your busy agenda to provide us with awareness, education, and most importantly knowledge. Our residents was empowered with hope to embark on their passion/talents through, “ Self-Discovery”.  After the meeting and earlier this morning several residents have inquired about becoming affiliated with NAMI. Your speech sparked the brain in which I see changes coming for the better in our residents. Additionally, you motivated me personally to do more in our community as a whole. I would be thankful if I could discuss more with you? I know I have a spiritual calling in the field I am currently in.  I have informed my colleagues regarding your tremendous work you do with our agency, in the community, and on a national platform. Hopefully they will reach out to you for an upcoming event. They have over 300 plus residents and the entire program is one of your biggest supporters.  Once again, thanks for all you do.                       

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I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, the wife of 23-years to Anthony Abram, Sr., mother to three adult children and a 15-year old Cocker Spaniel Chocolate Canine. I'm humbled to be a Multi-Amazon Award Winning Author for: "Self-Discovery. A Daily Journey Inspirational Book and Journal, "The Valley of Transfiguration: 40 Days With God In My Grief", that was featured in Huffington Post. I Co-Author with twenty-three women on the "Soul Source Anthology Book", Visionary, Cheryl Polote-Williamson, which was also featured in the Huffington Post Newspaper and won the Indie Author Legacy Award. I'm blessed to have been a Contributing Writer for "Today's Purpose Woman Magazine", Founder and Owner, Sherrill Valdezloqui.  I'm a member of the "Black Speakers Networking (BSN) Group" as well as Radio Personality of Self-Discovery a Daily Journey with Venessa on Steel City Gospel Internet Radio. I have also been featured on several Radio Shows, Television Stations, Magazines and Roundtable Events. I am a passionate Mental Health Advocate that bring awareness around Mental Illness, Bullying and Suicide. I am a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Georgia Recovery Council, a Speaker and Facilitator - nami.org, as well a Junior Board Member for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - afsp.org and a Georgia RESPECT Institute Speaker. It is wonderful to be a member of Duluth Business Association (DBA). DBA is a local business networking group that strive to connect business owners with one another, for the purposes of sharing business with one another.  June 3, 2018 started my Multi-City Self-Discovery: Pain, Postioning & Purpose Mental Health Conference Tour. The Tour was an educational, empowering and inspirational forum for individuals and families struggling with the causes and effects of mental illness, depression and suicide. Resources were also provided around stopping the stigma, silence, suicide and bullying as well as offering light and hope to help others realize they have purpose, and suicide is not one of them. 

Self-Discovery: A Daily Journey is the epitome of how we should embrace each day with the mindset of becoming better from trials, tribulations and the pains from life. As we tap into the mindset and understand the importance of change, a mental shift will manifest. “When we know better, we do better.” Therefore, as we walk life’s journey, it is expected that we mature mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually so we can grow into all that we are destined to be and be “extraordinary” and “set apart.” Hence, learning to embrace life to the fullest without lack.  (V. Abram)                                  "Pain is Life's Greatest Teacher"    

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 As a Panelist, Venessa you chose to share your expertise and personal testimonies with the Community and Kappa Omega is truly grateful! Thank you so much for your support of our AKA/NAMI event. All of your comments were so on point which became evident during the question and answer portion of the program. The evaluation results were extremely positive, rating the event as "excellent". The comments on the forms, however, told the story better - some acknowledged they may need help and would seek help as a result of your presentations. Lastly, thank you for providing an environment where I could join the conversation. It felt good! Thank you for all you do to educate our community on mental illness so that we can have strive toward improved mental health. 

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First, I'd like to say how phenomenally you presented on yesterday; your story and inspiration have touched me deeply! Thank you so much for coming to speak with us, and I look forward to seeing you at Clark Atlanta University for your event. Forever the "Lady In Green!"
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THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! That is all that I can say. I cannot thank you enough for giving of yourself and spending your Saturday with Psi Alpha Omega as a presenter at the "Healthy Minds Matter" Forum. We have received such great feedback from the attendees; and we have heard them loud and clear that they want more of these types of educational opportunities on these topics. In that vein, we are going to try to plan a Part II down the line after the summer break. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION.

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