Chains Be Broken: Finding Freedom from Cutting, Anxiety, Depression, Anorexia, and Suicide

Health, Mind & Body, Parenting & Families, Self-Help and Personal Development

By Shannon Rowell

Publisher : HigherLife Publishing Services, Inc.

ABOUT Shannon Rowell

Shannon Rowell
My name is Shannon Rowell and I am the author of my personal story Chains Be Broken: Finding Freedom from Cutting, Anxiety, Depression, Anorexia, and Suicide. I am a mental health counselor in the Orlando area and it is my goal to help those suffering from mental health issues. I have writ More...



A young girl's sudden journey from happy, respectful child to involvement in witchcraft, cutting, drugs, and more.... Chains Be Broken is Shannon's story, told in her own words. It is a story of one teens struggle with cutting, anxiety, depression, anorexia, and suicide. The details of Shannon's spiral into the depths of darkness are not for th faint-of-heart-yet her story is full of hope and the power of God to break even the strongest chains that surround a young person's heart. If you are a parent looking for hope for your troubled teen...if you have a friend who is suicidal...or if you are that person, Chains Be Broken will give you the hope and tools you need.

Prologue I am sitting here staring out in the distance… There is a young girl; she looks as if she hasn’t got a friend in the world to talk with. I can’t help but wonder what she is thinking or why she looks so lonely. Surely she is normal, just like anyone else her age. There is no way she could have ever gone through or experienced what I have been through. So why does she look so sad? Why does she frown when everyone around her smiles? Then she looks in my direction. Our eyes lock, and it is then I realize the girl I am watching is…me. Perhaps you feel as I did. One minute you are scared and insecure, and the next, secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest of force in your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy, and you cling to the past with dear life. Soon you realize the past is wandering farther and farther away, and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward. This is when you are faced with making your next life decision. Which will you choose?

More and more pre-teens and teenagers are going through life

battling issues that they sometimes believe no one can truly

understand. Thankfully, there is now a book written not just

for pre-teens and teenagers, but for people from all walks of life,

regardless of their age, gender, religion or race.

This book brings to life the many hidden issues pre-teens

and teenagers struggle with every day. In reading this book you

will find out how one young girl was able to ride the waves and

weather the storms of her teenage years and with prayer, family,

and friends overcome it all.

Her story, told from the heart, takes you into the depth of her

struggles with cutting, anxiety, depression, anorexia, and suicide.

Shannon bared it all and through her story hopes to help other

young girls and boys overcome these struggles. The details are

visual and with the turn of each page you are left wanting to read

more on how she broke the chains and became free from cutting,

anxiety, depression, anorexia, and suicide.

— Sherika Dacres

Middle School Teacher

This extraordinary young woman has generously shared her

personal struggle through pain, despair, and self-destructive

experiences in adolescence to the other side of enthusiastically

embracing life in young adulthood. To read this book is to

travel with her and to believe that there is hope for others. I look

forward to a sequel.

— Margaret A. Foley, LCSW

Social Worker