Inspirational writer, Mental Health Volunteer.
Virginia Pillars lives on a farm, along with her husband of forty-three years. She is the mother of four, one of whom suffered from a mental illness, and a grandmother of four with a passion for reaching out to families who are also affected. She volunteers both as an educator and support group leader for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and speaks to organizations on the effects of mental illness on families. Virginia became certified in First Aid for Mental Health in 2014. She has also been a frequent speaker on her faith journey to both youth and adults for over twenty-five years. She details her journey through mental illness with her child in her memoir, Broken Brain, Fortified Faith: Lessons of Hope Through a Child's Mental Illness. The winner of a 2017 Selah Award for memoirs and Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval was published in 2016.
Virginia also contributes to http://www.themighty.com, joyalive.org and Grief Diaries: Poetry & Prose and More.
Virginia blogs at http://www.virginiapillars.com
Watch for a piece in an upcoming book, Whispers in the Pew.
Broken Brain, Fortified Faith
- Lessons of Hope Through a Child's Mental Illness
- By: Virginia Pillars
- Narrated by: Catherine Force
- Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Broken Brain, Fortified Faith is the story of one family's journey through schizophrenia, navigating the uncharted waters of mental illness to find help for their daughter....
I loved this. it is so inspiring life can be such
- By Chanteil Becker on 01-19-18
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