Her Son’s Story but now Her StoryXavier has experienced some of the worst things that came happen to a person: sexual and physical abuse, her husband dying tragical leaving her as young single mom and 17 years later finding her son when he died from suicide. But through all the pain she has found purpose. She shares intimately about her struggles and healing with trauma and anxiety. She talks about her purpose regarding breaking the stigma around suicide and mental illness.
Xavier Returns to Share Her Story after her Son’s DeathXavier returns to The Journey to share her story about the trauma of finding her son on the day he died form suicide. Xavier had numerous losses in her life but this was different. A parent living through the loss of their child is beyond words. The fact she was the one who found him amplified the problem. She discovered she had PTSD. After seeking treatment, she was physically more normal, but her journey for finding purpose to this awful pain had just began. Great conversation with this speaker, advocate and now author.
Our first guest speaker Xavier Whitford talks about her story of Grace. After losing her son Tommy to suicide 5 years ago, Xavier talks about where her journey has led her despite her pain. This lady is an inspiration and a great example of God’s Grace- I am blessed to personally know her and excited to share her story with you. Fighting for Tommy! Hold on, Pain Ends
Ep. 9 - Transforming Pain Into Purpose (Feat. Xavier Whitford)
Rockford Buzz: The Podcast
As we round out Suicide Prevention Month, Xavier Whitford joined us to talk about how she transformed her pain into a purpose. It's not easy to talk about the worst thing to happen in your life, but she uses her story to help others. Xavier is an inspiration to us, and we were thrilled that she joined us to chat. Hit play and come hang out with us. Coffee drinking is suggested. Catch up with Xavier Website: https://www.xavierwhitford.net/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/xavier.whitford Each Breath of Faith: https://www.facebook.com/eachbreathoffaith/ Follow us on social media Instagram: @TheRockfordBuzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockfordBuzz/ "Rockford Buzz" Apple and Android Mobile Apps
Welcome to Episode #15 of The Journey. This week’s guest is Xavier Whitford. Xavier is an amazing woman who has had an incredible journey. Listen to her tell the story of her first marriage and the struggle of her son’s life to his untimely death and how she has turned her pain into purpose.
Xavier Whitford | The Open❤️Heart Collective | S3: EP010
The Open Heart Collective
It may have taken two takes to get this episode done but it was much more impactful the second time around. The first Open Heart Collective Episodes of 2019 is here. Join me (again) in welcoming Xavier Whitford. - S3: EP010 Xavier Whitford is a Finance professional employed by the City of Rockford for the past 12 years. When not at work Xavier is the Founder and Executive Director of Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation and Each Breath of Faith. She has spoken at many schools, churches and organizations inspiring groups of all ages to end the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing her insights and story with anyone and everyone who will listen to her effort to “end the silence.” Xavier has been recognized by several local organizations for her commitment and leadership in our community and serves as an active member on three local mental health boards. As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Xavier has taught Mental Health First Aid to hundreds of individuals. Her personal story, unwavering commitment, and passion to improve awareness and education around these topics has made her a powerful local advocate. - Each video session will run for 60-minutes broadcast live on Facebook 💻& Instagram📱. The videos will be live & unedited as these conversations need to be raw, emotional and in your face because we don’t have them enough. - This was pre-recorded on January 9th, 2019 - Connect with Xavier HERE: https://www.facebook.com/xavier.whitford https://www.facebook.com/eachbreathoffaith/ - Support this podcast and our mission to break the stigma around mental health. Support mental health organizations around the world via this link; anchor.fm/phillip-ryan-block - Thank you to everyone who continues to support this series, it truly means the world to me. Together we can #breakthestigma & #stopsuicide❤️--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-open-heart-collective/support