HOPE FORGES OUR PATH FORWARD
As we navigate through our pain of loss, our struggles with mental illness and finding the right way to care for ourselves, I found that HOPE is essential to achieving the joy you deserve.
My name is Kristi Hugstad, and I am on a mission to abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide through education and hope. I have first-hand experience with clinical depression, substance abuse and suicide. My husband, Bill, completed suicide by running in front of a train in Dana Point where we lived just 8 years ago. Because of this life shattering experience, my passion for prevention and helping those find hope has emerged.
As I continue to navigate through my grief journey, I have found that without HOPE, I wouldn't be where I am today. Through my books, media appearances, articles and speaking engagements, it is my mission to offer my followers and viewers HOPE in times of immense need. To teach them ways to cope, control and take charge of their own lives as they work to return to joy.
I hope you will find solace and strength in my teachings and stories.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives personally, financially, and socially to an extent we couldn’t have imagined.
We are more isolated, more afraid, and more stressed. During this time period in our lives, self-care becomes more difficult because when you’re bored or stressed out, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits and negative patterns.