MENTAL HEALTH: WHY DONNA WRITES
Brain trauma left Donna facing adversities she wasn't prepared for, nor ready to overcome. It led her upon a rocky journey of discovery along which she claims to have discovered her true self. There have been mountains to climb and deep crevasses to slip into as she fought through the darkness. The assault that left her facing so much devastation was the beginning of her new life--it was her awakening.
First however, there was enormous amounts of acceptance and forgiveness to deal with (and that included herself) before Donna's new life could commence. Healing from the inside has been a long, drawn out process for Donna has endured years of trauma.
Mental health is, then, a subject close to Donna's heart and she is often speaking about the subject on her social media. Donna not only survived the brutal assault back in April 2019 at the forensic mental health unit she worked, but was also raped in 2003 and is a survivor of domestic abuse and stalking. These are traumas that have given her an inner strength and positive attitude to life. As a result of head trauma and in spite of the battles she faces as a consequence of it, she believes she's emerged the other side a better version of herself and she has done so through writing.
Without doubt Donna's life needed a shake-up as facing death both devastated and almost destroyed her. Daring to put pen to paper has given her the confidence to strive despite the complex struggles with her health that needed attention.
Six times published and award winning author (with more books on the way) Donna is proof that through forward thinking, perseverance and determination it is possible to turn your life around. Her life story is heart-wrenching and moving but also inspiring. Donna is one of the most motivational individuals you'll meet. Her energy is boundless.