Kelvin Young’s life was on a downward trajectory. As a child, he never feels ‘good enough’ and as a teen, he numbs his trauma and emotional turmoil with drugs and alcohol. Quitting high school at age 17, he engages in criminal activity and one arrest follows another. One fateful night, a day spent drinking and using drugs ends in a violent argument with his girlfriend…and a prison sentence that will change his life.
Inspired to become the father his daughter will admire and look up to, Kelvin has an epiphany behind bars. He can become another grim statistic and spend his adulthood in and out of court, in and out of jail. Or he can turn his life around and do the inner work necessary to heal his emotional trauma and accomplish his goals.
In “Finding Freedom from Behind Bars: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing,” Kelvin describes his journey to find meaning, purpose, and peace. He offers hope and encouragement to anyone struggling with the transition from incarceration back to a society that too often stigmatizes people with mental health and addiction issues. He shares three keys that have helped him move forward without turning to self-destructive ways of coping or simply giving up.
Kelvin’s honesty and courage in telling his story is an inspiring message of hope and resilience, proving that the path to a fulfilling, balanced life is possible no matter the circumstances or obstacles in the way.