The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Kimberly Russell: Surviving A Suicide Attempt and Learning to Trust the Process In Sobriety

Episode Summary

Kimberly's "rock bottom" was a serious suicide attempt that left her in a coma on life support with a collapsed lung. She got sober at the age of 27 on July 2, 2017. Since that time, Kimberly has walked through losing a job of 4 years, losing multiple relationships, her sponsor relapsing, a sexual assault and overcoming multiple addictions to self-harm, sex and love, codependency and an eating disorder. Her saving grace through every one of these experiences has been spiritual growth and dedication to working a 12-step program. Kimberly wouldn't change a single experience she's had because it has empowered her to discover her passion for helping others. It has forced her to be constantly self-reflective, pushed her to reach out for help and realize that there has always been something reaching back.

Episode Notes

Kimberly's "rock bottom" was a serious suicide attempt that left her in a coma on life support with a collapsed lung. She got sober at the age of 27 on July 2, 2017. Since that time, Kimberly has walked through losing a job of 4 years, losing multiple relationships, her sponsor relapsing, a sexual assault and overcoming multiple addictions to self-harm, sex and love, codependency and an eating disorder. Her saving grace through every one of these experiences has been spiritual growth and dedication to working a 12-step program.

Kimberly wouldn't change a single experience she's had because it has empowered her to discover her passion for helping others. It has forced her to be constantly self-reflective, pushed her to reach out for help and realize that there has always been something reaching back.

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