May is a HUGE month for me. May marks the month I got sick 22 years ago, it’s my 21 year wedding anniversary, it’s my brother’s birthday, Mother’s Day, AND mental health awareness month.

Needless to say, there’s A LOT going on with May, and A LOT I want to touch on and share with you. The struggles of life are real and not going away anytime soon, and I would like to offer some support as you try to navigate a path forward.


You’ve heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” right? 

I want to give you a glimpse of how powerful our coming together is and how with the RIGHT village, we can be empowered to go farther.  I believe, that with the right tools and support we CAN stop the pandemic of our mental health crisis. BUT IT WILL TAKE A VILLAGE! 

Well in today’s video, you’ll hear from MANY of the friends in my village who have endorsed Contagious Courage, and in that village you’ll also get to hear from my brother who works with both youth and adults, in the field of Mental Health and addictions , hear his support for Contagious Courage as a valuable tool especially in the mental health field.

You’ll hear from my mom who knows what it is to walk this journey with me and hear what she has to say to other parents struggling to find hope during hard times.

And last but certainty not least, is my husband and prince charming who stayed, because without him, I wouldn’t even have a story to share. 

What Mental Health Professionals Are Saying

“As someone working in mental health and addictions, I have come to know that people want to have someone hear their story and care about them. So, when Vahen came to speak at my workplace, it was simply remarkable to see how her story ignited hope in this seemingly hopeless environment. 

One staff member said, “Mrs. King was down-to-earth, funny, and provided a safe and open space in a room with a very vulnerable population.”

Contagious Courage will indeed ignite hope in the hearts of its readers. Vahen has a refreshing ability to be real and reach people where they are. Her story is relatable. Pain is something we have all experienced. The tragic experiences that she’s had to live through, however, have given her the credentials to speak in many settings and to help many come to the amazing revelation that there is hope.”



“Life is defined by our experiences and, while no one enjoys a bad experience, they happen to all of us. In this book Vahen shares how she was able to overcome these struggles and change her life story into one of joy and encouragement. I’m proud of Vahen’s determination and accomplishments and she is an inspiration even to me.”

Vaughan King

Contagious Courage a Tool for Mental Health

Contagious Courage is more than just my second book – it’s a self-help book and a resource formed from the lessons I have learned that helped me find MY path forward in my own mental health journey. Whether in a workshop or reading the book yourself, I pray you’ll find tips and tricks that can help you in your journey to mental HEALTH. 

Contagious Courage is a great tool to help you grow, and my workshops, social media posts, and YouTube channel are all additional resources you can access to encourage you where you are, and to help you keep moving forward.

But on top of that, surrounding yourself with the right people, knowing who to go to for help, and recognizing that you’re not alone through your struggles, are all other ways to improve your mental health. 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE COURAGE TO FACE YOUR GIANTS, get your copy of Contagious Courage and join me in a Contagious Courage workshop, starting Saturday, June 19th @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am MST streaming Facebook Live every Saturday throughout the Summer. 

 Follow Vahen through the pages of Contagious Courage and see how you too can live in freedom with courage that is contagious.



  • Pray – for me and the Going Farther team as we continue to grow, and spread the message of hope and courage.
  • GIVE – If you wish to help Going Farther continue spreading the message of hope and courage, please consider a one-time donation or by becoming a monthly supporter.
  • SHARE – Invite or refer me to speak at an upcoming conference/retreat or community event. Via zoom. 

  • If my videos have encouraged you, I’ll also invite you to share with your friends, and help me with spreading the message of hope and courage.

  • FOLLOW Follow Going farther on social media


Thank you for supporting me and the Going Farther mission. Now to Him who is able to do WAY MORE than we could ever HOPE or imagine, take care and God bless!


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