Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2007
Sara Shai (http://www.sarashai.com) is the author of "Beautiful in Black: Conversation with Suicide." This nonfiction book illustrates the triumph over the challenges, before and after, the suicide of a loved one; it deals with the stigma, shame, and, blame associated with self-inflicted death. She is the founder of Honoring Life, an annual event, whose purpose is to acknowledge those who have risen above adversity and created a purpose-driven life.
Sara Shai and her Honoring Life Committee are taking a stand to acknowledge and honor Halle Barry for her courage and authenticity.
Halle Berry, the Oscar winning actress, told Parade Magazine that she was depressed, and tried to commit suicide after her first marriage to baseball player David Justice failed in 1996. She backed down, at the last minute, after picturing her mother finding her body.
She said: "It was all about a relationship. My sense of worth was so low. I had to re-program myself to see the good in me. Because someone didn't love me didn't mean I was unlovable."
To this, Sara Shai's reply is "Dear Halle, I admire and honor your courage and integrity to be vulnerable, in the face your great stardom. Sharing with us your suicide attempt and the triumph over it, is a genuine act and an overdue breakthrough for our society. There is much to learn from your action in choosing to embrace reality, rather than to maintain a façade and keep suffering in silence."
Suicide is a silent epidemic. Most people are not aware of the fact that there is more suicide in the USA than homicide. Sharing and accepting who we are is our access to personal power and love for each other.
Contact: Sara Shai 818-430-8964 / 818-222-8228 Fax- 818-222-7527, http://www.sarashai.com.