Jasmine's Place Issue No. 18 - May/June 2017 - Page 7

I’m better able to encourage others that are going through traumatizing life events. I can empathize and let them know that they will get through the trial, no matter how dark it may seem. JP: How did you cope? How were you able to keep your head above water and not spiral into depression? EW: Definitely my faith in God played a major role. Plus I had a strong support system, including my family (especially my late