author: "One More Day: A powerful true story of suicide, loss, and a woman's newfound faith"
Klass holds back nothing in her description of depression and the heart-rending circumstances that resulted in her beloved younger sister’s suicide and almost sent her to the edge. Ms Klass’s profoundly personal accounting is readily understandable to all readers; it is a tale well-told and one that shines an important light on the resilience of the human spirit and the critical need in the U.S. for “crucial conversations” in families, communities and on the national level.
-- Lynn Beshear, commissioner, Alabama Dept. of Mental Health

a story of hope

I introduced myself once to a woman I had never met by saying, in an email: "hello ... I was visiting my father in (Texas) this past summer, while on leave from work as I dealt with depression following my sister's suicide. Not a perfect way to start a message, but it's my story." 
She had no idea the depth of depression I felt that day. But as I climbed the steps to her store in historic Gruene, Texas, I found hope.
And that hope saved my life.
This is my story.
Maybe it's yours, too.

I am an award-winning former journalist with more than 20 years in the business. My passion rests in telling the stories of poverty, hunger, homelessness, mental health, and health and wellness, with work published in the Seattle Times, U.S. News & World Report, USATODAY, and the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser.
My experience also includes motivational speaking on topics including motherhood, faith, breast cancer, and mental health. 
Proud to partner with these organizations through consulting and support.
In memory of my sister, Katie
In conclusion, it bears repeating -- suicide is a terrible tragedy, but it does not negate the Lord's act of redemption.
Our salvation rests securely in the finished work of 
Jesus Christ on the cross. So then, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 NIV