JF Whitaker's new book “The Day Before I Died" is a memoir of an Irish Catholic boy on his journey from Pennsylvania to Vietnam and, ultimately, to the brink of suicide

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Recent release “The Day Before I Died" from Page Publishing author JF Whitaker explores traversing minefields both at home and abroad. The author shares his intensely personal stories of overcoming the scars of war, disfigurement, emotional abuse, sexual orientation, and bullying.

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JF Whitaker, author, recognized thought leader, and business driver, specializing in organizational change management and leadership development, has completed his new book “The Day Before I Died”: an intimate look at the many triggers that led him to consider suicide and the path of resilience and strength that kept him alive.

According to Whitaker, "Focusing on problems magnifies them. When focused on problems, we shrink our lives to be safe and free of fear. Our lives then become so small we think we have nothing to lose. Living in the prisons we create limits the possibility of finding a solution. Know there is a solution. We did not become the victim of our stories. Our stories are just that…stories. These are experiences that happen to us on our journey to our own unique reality. These experiences are the foundations of our strength and wisdom, and they make us who we become. A life is lost in the United States to suicide every forty seconds. Twenty servicemen and women commit suicide every day. The second leading cause of death for teens and young adults between the ages of fifteen to twenty-four is suicide."

Published by Page Publishing, JF Whitaker's emotional work is about how after a six-year Navy tour and serving in Vietnam, JF Whitaker returned only to experience PTSD, exposure to Agent Orange, skin cancer, depression, sexual orientation issues and alcoholism, which brought him to the brink of suicide.

The author began as an innocent Irish Catholic boy who had a simple life on the quiet New England coast and the apple orchards of Pennsylvania, until Vietnam threw his life into disarray. This memoir tells about his journey of survival and empowerment.

Readers who wish to experience this inspirational work can purchase “The Day Before I Died” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex, and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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