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Author Spotlight: Candace Writes | Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and this month, we are spotlightlighting ELOHAI Author, Survivor, and Therapist Candace Writes.

In her book Breathe: Rest, Reflect, Reset, Candace shares her experience with suicide ideation and how she overcame. This book provides a blueprint for others to experience healing as well.

More about Breathe:

Many Christians suffer in silence with mental disorders because, for decades, popular culture has stigmatized mental health issues and the process of healing. For too long, the church culture has perpetuated the idea that prayer alone is the solution to mental disorders, and while this may be the case for some, for others, including Author Candace Writes, healing includes both Biblical and clinical principles.

Breathe: Rest, Reflect, Reset is part Bible study, part memoir that outlines God’s blueprint for healing. This book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help readers curate a healthy, flourishing, and victorious lifestyle. Breathe journeys through the author’s process of healing by way of scriptural and practical exercises. It includes soul-searching questions, journaling prompts, and interlaces her personal narrative while walking through the story of the Old Testament Prophet Elijah.

If you are like many who experience depression, anxiety, or hopelessness, Breathe will help you take back your power, overcome the battles plaguing your mind, and dig deeper into the Word of God on a journey of healing and self-discovery.

About Candace

CANDACE WRITES is the author of Breathe: Rest, Reflect, Reset and Woman of God: 60-Day Devotional. She is a minister, therapist, and licensed social worker. She's been a featured guest on radio shows, the Word Television Network, and several podcasts discussing faith, mental health, and her testimony of hope and redemption. Her transparency has gifted her with a heart for this generation fostering conversations about mental health and conveying that believers can have both our strong God and a strong therapist. Candace lives in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area with her two active sons, Bryson and Braxton, and she currently serves in several capacities at Christ Way Cathedral under the leadership of Bishop Ronald and Pastor LaShawn Demery. Connect with her at

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal ideation, contact the National Suicide and Crisis lifeline by dialing or texting 988.


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