Aug 2nd, 2017
Tracey is living proof that a person who has attempted suicide can change, heal, recover and live a life very much worth living. For the past 7 years, Tracey has been working in a community health care agency in southeastern MA as a Certified Peer Specialist. The people she listens to and advocates for are people with substance abuse and mental illness. She also serves as one of the adult helpers at her local teen center. She is a trainer of several suicide prevention and bereavement support programs. And she loves motorcycle riding!
In April 2017 Tracey was awarded 3rd prize in the annual Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest of the American Association of Suicidology. That month she also released her first book, or written conversation as she calls it, Embracing Imperfection: The Healing Journey of a Suicide Attempt Survivor, available on Amazon.
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