Andrea Sonnenberg: Navigating Tragedy
As much as we try to live a life surrounded by positivity, there is no way to completely avoid the experience of pain. Nor should we — sadness is as much a part of life as happiness. Extreme loss can often feel random, almost cruel, but that's when we must do our best to find purpose through our own tragedy.
After the tragic loss of her son, Andrea Sonnenberg became cocooned within her pain for years, until a meal with a friend inspired her to become an advocate for mental health and to work on improving the system that is failing so many.