Last week I was able to attend the Book Expo and Book Con in New York City. I was asked to give a talk at Book Expo and did a book signing at Book Con. It went better than I ever imagined. The book signing was only supposed to last an hour but people kept lining up, with the line weaving around several rows. It ended up lasting over an hour and a half. I wanted to stay as long as possible to sign everyone’s book and give everyone hugs who wanted them. It was such a moving experience, which left me in happy tears. Thank you so much for all your support, my heroes!
Upon getting home I was devastated to learn about the terrorist attacks in London and the shooting in Orlando. These events are devastating and yet also a reminder of how much we have yet to do. We are not powerless. We are powerful beyond our measure.
We can stand up to hatred by standing for love. And that is exactly what I aim to do with all of your help.
In seeing the “Wonder Woman” movie last night, I was also reminded of this message – one person can make a huge difference. It takes one person to stand up for what is right and then others will follow. Be that leader today. When you see something sad or anger-provoking, or unjust, look for those who need help and support. Be the superhero that I know you are.
Speaking of heroes, this week Superhero Therapy is proud to support The CAT Youth Theatre, a truly heroic organization which uses theater to help youth create powerful plays, which address social issues and promote social change.
I was extremely fortunate to have been a part of CAT Youth Theatre as a teen. I was struggling with depression and trauma, trying to adjust to the life in the US as a refugee and attempting to cope with the aftermath of 9/11. CAT Youth Theatre not only allowed for all of us to have a safe creative outlet, but it provided an opportunity for us to put together a show about 9/11, a show that many survivors and surviving families attended, allowing us to work toward healing together. I am proud to be donating to this amazing organization today and I hope you will join me in doing the same. Click below to support them.
Thank you again for all that you do. Thank you for being my heroes.
Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her book, “Superhero Therapy” came out on December 1, 2016 in the U.K. and on August 1, 2017 in the U.S.
If you would like to learn more about Superhero Therapy, contact Dr. Janina Scarlet Twitter @shadowquill, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shadow.Scarletl, or website at www.superhero-therapy.com, or Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/superherotherapy