Sex, Suicide and Serotonin: How These Things Almost Killed And Healed Me


On the outside, Debbie Hampton appeared to have everything going for her but felt empty and inadequate on the inside. After taking care of her brother as he wasted away and died of AIDs, the end of her marriage to her high school sweetheart in a Divorce Court-ugly split, years of wrong turns, things not working out, and being flat-out disappointed with life, she swallowed handful after handful of pills. The drugs went all of the way through her system wreaking destruction before she was found.

After a week in a coma, Debbie woke up to a very different world with a serious brain injury. Her ex-husband sued her for custody of their two sons, won, and promptly moved out of state with them. And she thought things were bad before? This intimately honest, witty, and wise book is the story of how she got to and climbed back from that rock bottom place to not only survive but thrive.



“I entered into the reading of Debbie Hampton’s memoir with trepidation because I was familiar with the trauma of the story-line. After the final chapter, I closed the book feeling like I had been taken on a gut-wrenching, heroic journey by a brutally honest and at the same time generously loving soul. That such an artfully written journal and vibrant outlook could have been birthed from such pain is breathtaking.” by Kat Tansey

“A compelling story of one woman’s journey, like a Phoenix, put through the fire and beautifully transformed!” by Carmen

“A true story of triumph over mental illness and depression, Debbie bares her soul and shares all the dirty details. What appears to be a charmed life that most people would envy was, in reality, a driving force to an almost fatal suicide attempt. Debbie recovers from this life-changing low and shares her wisdom, strength, and hope with us.” by Angie



Debbie Hampton recovered from decades of depression, a suicide attempt, and resulting brain injury to become a leading blogger in the brain health arena, inspirational writer, and well-known voice in the mental health community.

Her work been featured on MindBodyGreen, TinyBuddha, and Huffington Post and has attracted a raving fan base on social media.

She writes about lifestyle, behavior and thought modifications, alternative therapies, and mental health practices she used to rebuild her brain and life to find joy and thrive and tells you how to do the same.



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