Now scheduling for 2019, 2020!
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Sharing My Story ~ Conveying Hope ~ Inspiring Love
Keynote speaker at the NOEFC Women’s Retreat in Solon, Ohio May 3-4, 2019
Coming up: Guest Blog on 24Today.com “Boundaries? Is it Really OK for a Christian to Say No?
“How to Get Out from Over Your Head” – A practical and immediately applicable 4-part study on finding and maintaining life balance. Friends Church in North Olmsted, Ohio January 16- February 13, 2019 To be repeated at a later date
The Art of Neighboring – Making meaningful connections within one’s neighborhood in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Monthly April 29, 2018 – present (ongoing)
Neighborhood Study- Overview of the Bible for beginners. Cleveland, Ohio. Weekly August 2017- present (ongoing)
This page is always changing as more develops – stay tuned!
Past Events – (most recent listed first):
Spoke with residents at Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, Illinois
The Senior Zone with Shawn Perry , WYCB, 1340am,
Interview on 24 Today Podcast with Pastor Tom Whitesel https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-24today-30285030/episode/a-mindset-of-hope-nancy-virden-30285101/
Life Is Good Podcast with Rob Aguilar
Fun, Feisty, and Fabulous Podcast http://funfeistyfab.libsyn.com/mental-health-matters
“How to Respond to Someone’s PTSD Flashback” presented August 23, 2018 in Brookpark, Ohio and live via Skype to Richland, Minnesota.
Spiritually Speaking” with Tamala Coleman 7 pm August 2, 2018. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-Spiritually-Speakin-29260154/episode/spiritually-speaking-8218-29646135/
In The Spotlight with Cynthia (“Cyn”) MacGregor. Listen here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/crimson-cloak-publishing-radio-28512565/
Spoke on How to Kindly Say No ; Brookpark, Oh
Golden Life Living podcast/radio interview
Thrive: A Woman’s Journey with Royce Gomez http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thriveawomansjourney/2018/01/24/nancy-virden-advocates-for-those-with-mental-illnesses-addition-and-abuse
True Beauty online: Women Share How They Handled Their Most Stressful Holiday Moment http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/holiday-stress-171214
Interview with Erica Sandberg https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/how-debt-free-dreams-can-motivate-repayment.php
MaturePreneurs with Diana Todd-Banks http://maturepreneurstalk.libsyn.com/mature-preneurs-talk-with-nancy-virden-episode-009
Real-Life Resilience Podcast with Stacy Brookman
Mental Health and Baby Boomers on Mobius Podcast with Mobius Nutrition’s CEO David Taylor.
Spoke on Developing your YES and NO – Finding Compassionate Boundaries Brookpark, OH.
Spoke about hope after difficulty at the HFA (Hope for Accreta) Conference Independence, Ohio
SCN Podcast with Mali Phonpadithm on the Soar Community Network https://soarcommunitynetwork.com/blog-2/
A discussion on the ParaTruth show about Mental Illness and Spirituality. https://www.spreaker.com/user/paratruthradio/mental-matters-w-nancy-virden
Visit to The Yoga Talk Show with Lucas Rockwood
Psychological Warfare with A.J. Norton. https://soundcloud.com/psychowarfare/mental-health-with-nancy-virden
Quoted in Deseret News about Domestic Violence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865685999/Why-it-is-so-hard-to-spot-domestic-abuse-early-on-and-what-to-do-once-you-see-it.html
Interview on Lifeology with James Miller. http://bit.ly/2tc1MWc
Article for FAB Working Mom Life http://www.fabworkingmomlife.com/2017/07/learn-embrace-blessing-self-care/
Guest appearance on Tina Talks Truth. http://www.tinatalkstruth.com/new-radio-show/
WMAP Radio http://www.wmapradio.com
Guest appearance on Talk Time With Sharmin. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvfllIzrXRyIgU9R-93oCa-5CldA
An advocacy and policy conversation with Robert Kilo, Cleveland mayoral candidate, his team, and the Executive Director of the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition.
Published on Psych Central – 6 Words that Led to a Suicide Attempt: “She’s Just a Crybaby. Stay Here.” https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2017/03/12/6-words-that-led-to-a-suicide-attempt-shes-just-a-crybaby-stay-here/
On A Book and a Chat Radio Show with Barry Eva. Talking about Always the Fight: A Living Testimony of What Only God Can Do (2nd ed.)
On the Resurrection of Hope show with Milliea McKinley http://www.blogtalkradio.com/millieamckinney/2017/03/02/nancy-virden-joins-conscious-radio#.WLinalTQ3Us.email
An evening with the Amazing Grays! Cleveland, OH. Sharing my story of food addiction and recovery
Attended the communication training class by NAMI
Higher Self Podcast
10-minute radio spot on In the Know Radio Magazine Show with Deniece Barnes.(Listen for me at 1:17:47) https://soundcloud.com/deniece-ward-barnes/in-the-know-2-10-17wav
Published in I AM ME Digital Magazine: 3 Reasons Self Love is Not Selfish
Quoted on TheList.com: Depression Symptoms You Need to Know About by Elizabeth Fickenscher http://www.thelist.com/44636/depression-symptoms-need-know/
Guest appearance on Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner
With Mother Love on the Mother Love Show. [audio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themotherloveshow/2017/01/24/2-nancy-virden-on-depression-3-jill-lublin-master-strategist-for-business
Mental Health News Radio LIVE interview http://t.yesware.com/tt/7a1a1f6de661d58594c097f29e85e418c10760dc/a342e021979e214a566fbdc2c45a9bbf/8c9fabe20e82c78bd3464625b183cdae/tobtr.com/9831381
Interview on Breathe Again Magazine Radio LIVE with Radio Host, Nicole Cleveland http://breatheagainmagazine.org/suicide-survivor-nancy-virden-and-grief-sharing-mom-marcy-robitaille/
Guest appearance on the Cara Jones Speaks podcast. http://carajonesspeaks.blubrry.com/2017/02/07/called-to-live-a-powerful-uplifting-interview-with-mental-health-advocate-nancy-virden/
My testimony on The Wisdom of God at http://thisisthewisdomofgod.com/jesus-changed-heart/
Interview on A Fine Time for Healing with Randi Fine – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/randi-fine/2016/12/13/depression-suicide-and-recovery-with-recovery-advocate-nancy-virden
Guest Appearance on the Timo Show
Training volunteers for a new mental illness support group- Cleveland, OH
Graduated from Peer-to-Peer, a recovery training by NAMI
Video interview on SynergyCafe with Brad MagicBrad” Gudim http://mysynergycafe.com/blog/synergycafe-interview-with-nancy-virden-mental-health-and-recovery-advocacy.html
“3 Reasons You Want to Ask, ‘What if?’ every Day” -my article on MotivationGrid.com https://motivationgrid.com/why-you-should-start-asking-what-if-every-day/
Interview with Butterflies of Wisdom with Win Charles http://traffic.libsyn.com/winwisdom/LAF3494_10072016120142299_1194396.mp3
Interview on Carry On Harry Talk Show in Singapore http://www.balleballeradio.com/ International Talks 2016, #36
Interview on KEITV12 – The Kingdom Hour with Rev. Donna Ghanney https://www.youtube.com/embed/od_Med–w8o
Preaching at Journey of Faith Church, North Ridgeville, Ohio
Opportunity to speak twice in a return trip to Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center in Chicago
Suicide Prevention for teachers in-service day at Goal Digital Academy. Mansfield, Ohio .
A surprise opportunity to speak with clients in an Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program in Philadelphia!
“Change Direction: 3 Strategies Overcome False Beliefs” – my article for CoreBrain Journal
Article requested by Jeff Moore, TED Talks speaker and publisher of the EveryDay Power Blog. No More Self-defeat: These 5 Strategies Grow Your Courage. at http://bit.ly/298idXI
Nhouse productions interview with Chuck Crenshaw and Debra Jayne East. There are several ways to hear it, but this is the easiest: Just scroll down once you get there! Listen at http://bit.ly/1UTrpj5
Interview with Jacquie Wayans on Don’t Give Up Radio. http://tobtr.com/8895505 This interview offers insight into some common misunderstandings about depression, especially within the Christian community.
My seminar “How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself” Marengo, Ohio
Over 200 downloads in one day! Interview with Dr. Charles Parker on CoreBrain Journal Listen here: http://www.corebrainjournal.com/022
A 10-minute recorded talk called, “By Meeting My Needs, I Honor God” This is for GiverciseShorts, a Christian podcast focused on amazing health, fitness, and lifestyle stories. http://bit.ly/Ep15_NancyVirden_GiverciseShortsPodcast
Depression and Suicidal Thinking In Our Teens Interview with We Choose Respect! Host: Jed Doherty https://t.co/rPBJPBSHBt
Interview on the Niegowski Talks podcast with Sebastian Niegowski. http://bit.ly/268qpg0
Quoted in Eat This, Not That Newsletter. #1 WeightLoss Tips from Real Women Over 40 (#14) at http://www.eatthis.com/weight-loss-tips-over-40
Quoted in SheKnows: 5 powerful truths for every adult child of a mentally ill parent by Bethany Ramos http://bit.ly/2EHbmFr
Now Live! You can see my article for CIA Medical at : https://www.ciamedical.com/insights/self-care-in-healthcare/
Guest appearance on the George Wilder, Jr. Radio Talk Show
Quote printed on Talkspace.com Reconciling Religion and Therapy – Why You Can Talk to God and a Therapist
Quoted on ciamedical.com as one of 1000 memes. #58 https://www.ciamedical.com/insights/1000-motivational-quotes-memes/
Quoted on AskMen.com: What Do Women Consider Cheating? By Danielle Page https://www.askmen.com/dating/vanessa_100/113_love_secrets.html
Spoke with students again at Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio
Shared two days – “How to Help Hurting People Without Hurting Yourself” at Rhodes High School in Cleveland, Ohio
Shared “My Story” in Willoughby, Ohio.
Interviewed for book.
Book signings at the Galleria, Cleveland, Ohio, and at the VFW in Columbia Station, Ohio
Radio interview on the John and Heidi Show. KZOY 92.1 FM and KZOY 1520 AM (Sioux Falls, IA) , KZOI 97.1 FM, 1250 AM (Sioux City, SD),
Book signing. Wickliffe, Ohio
Radio interview. WDKN 1260 AM, WDKN 101.5 FM, Midday Music Marathons with The Man Called Amp.
Interviewed for story on domesticshelters.org https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/survivor-story-nancy-virden#.VuMDbZwrLDc
Book signings. Cleveland, Ohio and Norton, Ohio, Mentor, Ohio. Middleburg Heights, Ohio and Akron, Ohio
Naturally Healthy Publications – my encouragements to adult children of mentally ill parents.
Health Monitor Magazine interview appears in their fall edition
Met with foster parents, representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Third visit as a guest on The Ignorance Equation Show.
Memorial service with the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
At Valley Forge Military College with AFSP
Assisted at an AFSP presentation to middle and high school students
A Newsweek Japan article features my experience with food addiction.
They Were Real is included in the gift bags for speakers at the 4th Annual Small Business Boot Camp for Women Entrepreneurs
Two of my radio gigs Find my name on the left to be taken directly to my guest spots. http://ignoranceequationradio.blogspot.com/
Alabaster Box pre-recorded radio interview goes LIVE
Radio interview recorded for the Alabaster Box Show
Assisted an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presenter in Huntingdon Valley, PA
Completed Training for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Speaker’s Bureau
Live radio interview with Robbie Monter
Live interview on Walk Your Talk Radio . http://www.iheart.com/show/209-Walk-Your-Talk-Radio/?episode_id=27201125 My interview starts at 20:39
Interview for article on Examiner.com goes live.
A return to The Ignorance Equation radio show Host Nick Katasouras. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ignoranceequation/2015/03/22/the-ignorance-equation-gods-got-your-hook-up
Offered hope on “Reflecting His Gifts” radio show
My story will be part of Montrie Adams’ upcoming website Just Do Your Dream. http://justdoyourdream.com/nancy-virden-writer/
Interviewed as a contributor to another author’s upcoming book
They Were Real was included in the “swag bag” of gifts given to performing artists at The Superbowl Gospel Celebration. Gladys Knight, Nathalie Grant, Isaac Houghton, Mali Music, Donnie McClurkin, Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, and more.
Live on the REC ROOM Radio Show at https://archive.org/details/Rec_01_13_2015_0
“Life Lessons” article at http://www.goodenoughmother.com/2015/01/life-lessons-nancy-virden/
Interview is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and C & C radio. Links can be found at: http://carynfitzgerald.com
Article requested by Embracing My Journey
Sharing recovery and hope in Cleveland, Ohio.
Invited back to speak to residents at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Chicago, Illinois
Panelist on “Pagans and Christians” and “Spirituality Roundtable” Chicago, Illinois
“Managing Depression” Chicago, Illinois
Live radio Interview on Coffee and Coaching with Caryn Radio Show (on demand at http://www.carynfitzgerald.com)
Live radio Interview with Dr. Twanna Young on Reality Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/twannayvetterealityradio/2014/10/20/nancy-virden-interviews-with-dr-twanna-young
Article requested by Abuse is Not a Secret: http://abuseisnotasecret.com/neglect-is-abuse/
Live radio interview with Lana Reid on “Don’t Box Me In” http://www.talkzone.com/shows/199/dontboxmein.html
Quoted on MealTrain.com as an invited contributor.
Live Radio Interview http://www.Let’sFaceIt.com (September 21- “Depression: the smile behind the pain”)
Quoted in the Pennsylvania Adult and Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition’s revision of the 2005 Pennsylvania Adult and Older Adult Suicide Prevention Plan in connection with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) as part of the “Mental Health Matters” initiative.
Quoted on HowToWriteABook.com as an invited contributor.
How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself, workshop, Columbus, Oh.
Workshop “Managing Depression” in Columbus, Ohio
Sharing my story of freedom from abuse with residents at Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Center in Lemont, Ill.
“Managing Depression”. Convention in Baltimore, MD
Book Signing. Malvern, PA.
Quoted in SlideShare “Your Biggest Accomplishment in 2013” http://www.slideshare.net/Women_Connect/the-biggest-accomplishments-of-2013
Featured author of the Storytelling event Norristown, PA.
Sharing my story of recovery at church Youth Group. Long Grove, IL.
Sharing my story “Managing Depression” at MFF convention. Chicago, IL.
Book signings. Cleveland, OH. and Plymouth Meeting, PA.
“Is God Fair?” Wayne, PA.
Attended presentation on overcoming depression by Dr. Louis Bevilacqua, “When You Can’t Snap Out of It”
Book signings. Lansdale, PA. and Malvern, PA.
“How to Help … Digging Deeper” – Wayne, PA
How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself Seminar. Newport News, VA.
Book signing. Doylestown, PA
Completed the suicide response QPR course
“Elijah and Depression” – Wayne, PA
How to Help Hurting People without Hurting Yourself Seminar. Wayne, PA