LaTanya R. Winston's posthumous memoir released

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New book 'The Journey of Deliverance' reveals author's personal struggle with depression, self-mutilation

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TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – According to the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, a specialized organization for suicide prevention, over 40000 Americans take their own lives every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out that about 50% of these deaths can be attributed to depression. Notably, those who have suicidal tendencies are less likely to seek professional help. In light of the alarming statistics and the continued risks that may silently plague friends and family members, the late author LaTanya R. Winston penned "The Journey of Deliverance" (published by Xlibris). This eye-opening memoir of her own struggles with depression and self-mutilation bares the many realities of the disease that are often met with malice and social stigma.

"The Journey of Deliverance" shares an ordinary woman's extraordinary story of a 'battle against oneself.' The book gives readers an inside look into the inner thoughts and perspectives of someone who has lived through the experience. It reveals much on the nature of depression, the unruly episodes of feeling futile and down, inexplicable forlorn attitudes and frequent thoughts of suicide. Most importantly, it encourages positivism amidst the haul of negative energy that seeks to dominate the life of the depressed. It explains why one should hold on to the light and just let God work his way to one's ultimate healing. It is a book that heartrendingly captures the horrors of the disease and the beauty of re-living.

Poignant, moving and exegetic, Winston’s story aims to give hope to those who suffer from depression and suicide thoughts. It seeks to let them know how much precious their life is to God and to the people around them. "The Journey of Deliverance" is published posthumously after Winston passed away suddenly at her home on April 2, 2014 from complications of surgery.

“The Journey of Deliverance”
By LaTanya R. Winston
Hardcover | 6x9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781503513723
Softcover | 6x9i in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781503513730
E-Book | 112 pages | ISBN 9781503513747
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
LaTanya Winston was a native of Washington, DC. She was educated in the public schools of the District of Columbia and Prince George's County Maryland. She began to write poems, short stories and prayers at a very young age. Her poems have been featured in several published books of poetry. Winston graduated from Bowie State University in Maryland with a bachelor's degree in Communications Media. She continued her education at American University in Washington, DC and was a candidate for a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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