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Kerrie Atherton

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 BIOKERRIE ATHERTONFOUNDER, STORIES OF HOPE AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDEKerrie Atherton Founder of Stories of HOPE Australia/Worldwide and EMPOWER Life Solutions is a Keynote Speaker, Author, Mental Health First Aid Training Presenter, Event Host and Trauma and Addictions Recovery Counsellor. After planning suicide at 18, Kerrie walked through the doors of a 12-step program and since that day 40 years ago, has remained clean and sober. Over the past 30 years, Kerrie has worked in the business and community sector helping those who are struggling with trauma and the issues of life find Hope. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast 17 years ago she has worked in a voluntary capacity in the community as well as private practice as a trauma and addictions coach/counsellor and mentor building connection and supporting people from all walks of life. In addition, she has worked with many young people in crisis at different schools on the Sunshine Coast. Along with her husband she founded a charity called “Streetlight” which ran for six years supporting the homeless and disadvantaged. Six years ago, Kerrie founded “Stories of HOPE Australia” a platform which runs monthly events bringing HOPE to the community and became a published author releasing her first book in 2019 and releasing the second book in her, “Stories of HOPE Australia” series ‘Resilient People, Remarkable Stories’ the week the world went into lockdown. Kerrie then founded “Stories of HOPE Worldwide” an online platform sharing stories of HOPE around the world resulting in the recent release of her third book which is in support of men’s mental health, LIGHTBULB MOMENTS Through The Eyes Of Men. Kerrie a “Mental Health First Aid” trainer, equips people with the skills to recognise the signs that someone may be experiencing a mental health crisis and how to assist them.  In everything she does, her passion is to help prevent suicide and hopelessness and to bring connection and HOPE to people in times of uncertainty in a rapidly changing NEW BOOK  SUPPORTING MEN'S MENTAL HEALTHAround the world, we are facing a crisis. A mental health crisis! And one that we have not seen peak to its highest since Covid first struck our globe. One in four are struggling and five out of six suicides are men.But unlike the men in this book who have walked the fine line, you don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom to get help and If people felt empowered to seek help early, maybe we could see a massive reduction in suicide around the world.‘LIGHTBULB MOMENTS Through The Eyes of Men’the third in the Stories of HOPE series, compiled by Counsellor, speaker, Mental Health Advocate and Fearless PTSD Ambassador, Kerrie Atherton, comprises of the personally written stories of 15 brave men who lay themselves emotionally bare in every sense of the words on the pages of this book.They share their journeys of regret, shame, heartache, disappointment, and resilience but more importantly that Pivotal moment of HOPE that led them to wake up and realise that change could be made on the other side.This moment of realisation led these men who are from all around the world, from all walks of life and of all ages from their 20s to one man in his 80s, to improve their own mental health and change direction to give themselves a second chance at life.‘Their wake-up call could be your switch to turn on the light and climb out of the darkness’.To know that someone else has been on the journey before you and has come out the other side says, ‘It’s going to be okay’. Kerrie  




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