Thursday, September 02, 2021

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 10, 2021 is World Suicide Prevention Day. 

Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide.  
This means suicide is responsible for almost one million deaths every year across the world. Another way to look at this is how Dr. Catherine Le Gal├Ęs-Camus, from the World Health Organization, describes the rate of suicide each year: "Worldwide, more people die from suicide than from all homicides and wars combined."


Click here for warning signs you can learn about. 


Psych Central offers a great list of suicide prevention resources as does the International Association for Suicide Prevention


Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day, to help you or someone you love find help.

1800 273 TALK   

1800 273 8255


If you would rather text than talk, the Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, every day. 

Text HELLO to 741741 to connect 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tips for Sparking Joy in Children

Much has been said about the importance of happiness for both children and adults. Research tells us that when we focus on happy things, we are generally more resilient, focused, and appreciative of life.

But being a glass-half-full person doesn’t just happen. We have to learn how to appreciate experiences. This skill is modeled initially by our caregivers when we’re babies, and later fortified by our teachers, friends, mentors, and other loved ones as we grow up.

Joy is not something we’re born with either. The building blocks for finding it are sparked by our early experiences with others. While children can learn how to experience and savor joy, it’s up to us as adults to teach them.

Read more here....

Thursday, July 01, 2021

10 Year Bookversary of LIVING WITH DEPRESSION


In celebration of my decade long success of the award-winning book, Living with Depression, I'm offering a giveaway at Goodreads. Enter to win 1 of 3 autographed books!

"In Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. Listings of national and global resources make this a ready resource for everything you need to know about depression." 


Living with Depression won the 2011 Silver Medal Book of the Year Award in Psychology.

Tuesday, June 01, 2021


Get the award-winning THE NINTH SESSION now available in audiobook

Want to join audible, here's a promo code that will include a free audiobook of THE NINTH SESSION.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

May is Mental Health Month: Book Giveaway

To celebrate May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I'm offering a Book Giveaway at Goodreads. 

My award-winning book "Sometimes When I'm Sad" is a gentle and supportive story about pediatric sadness. In the United States alone, evidence suggests that up to 1% of babies, 4% of preschool-aged children, 5% of school-aged children, and 11% of adolescents meet the criteria for major depression. Reading about sadness in little ones can help children and adults recognize the symptoms early and reduce the onset of a depressive disorder. 

For more on Mental Health Awareness Month link here.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Audiobook: The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani


The moment psychotherapy changes your life.

Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient. Lucas Ferro suffers with crippling anxiety, and as sessions progress, he begins to share the reasons why he's struggling. As Ferro's narrative becomes more menacing, Reese finds herself wedged between the cold hard frame of professional ethics and the integrity of personal truth. And, finally, when Ferro reveals his secrets, Reese learns how far she's willing to go, willing to risk and willing to lose to do the right thing.

~ 2020 Winner, Suspense, New York City Big Book Awards

2020 Bronze Medal, Suspense, Readers' Favorite Book Awards

~ 2020 Finalist, Suspense, American Fiction Book Awards

2019 Winner, Suspense, Beverly Hills Book Awards®

2019 Finalist, Suspense, National Indie Excellence Book Awards

2019 Notable ReadShelf Unbound Best Indie Book Awards 

Join Audible Now and get my award-winning psychological suspense novel, "THE NINTH SESSION" for free!

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Creating a Mindful Bath


Mindfulness is a new term for an old experience: conscious awareness.

 When we engage in being mindful, we try to get in touch with the textures of our inner thoughts and feelings—as well as the outer experiences we feel in the world.

Immersion, an experience that heightens your awareness but also offers relaxation, is an ideal way to practice mindfulness. Be it a quiet walk in the rain. Yoga. Meditation. Breathing deeply before you wake up or go to bed. When you want a moment to relax and be mindful, taking a warm bath can be a great tool to add to your mindfulness repertoire.

Read more here...

Friday, March 12, 2021

"The Ninth Session" Goodreads Book Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani

The Ninth Session

by Deborah Serani

Giveaway ends March 31, 2021.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway