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When Words Heal: First-Time Author Nash On Her Book and, Youth and Suicide

Mental Health and Wellness Radio

Release Date: 08/29/2013

In the story Words for Warning, protagonist and poet Alaina Down struggles with a family secret. The pain and anguish she has kept buried for years is starting to unravel. While her silence has driven her to a strong desire to end her life.

Nash is the author of Words for Warning and a student at South Carolina State University. This is her first book.  She’s speaks with Mental Health and Wellness Radio host Jenee Darden about her book. She also shares her own story of abuse. Nash made a video  with a friend for a school project called “Behind the Smiles, Beyond the Letters”that  went viral and sparked discussion about mental health in the black community.