Meeting of the Minds 2020 - Critical Impact September 8 - 10 2020
Silver grew up in a small suburb of Boston. She majored in Journalism at San Diego City College and, when her family moved to Nevada, she joined them and began her meteoric career. She was Administrative Assistant to the Governor of Nevada at 23. At age 25, she owned an insurance agency and was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America. She was recruited by a British Media Tycoon to be his second in command including serving as Creative Director and Head of Sales.
At the age of 36 all that success was challenged. Silver was diagnosed with clinical depression coupled with alcoholism. She was told she’d been depressed since age 5 when she’d been abused by her best friend’s father and kept the secret to herself. Once she became an adult, she feverishly stacked up accomplishments to prove she was “okay”. In reality, she’d been hiding from the truth.
Her story, far from sad, is one of triumph over circumstances. Through hard work and determination, she slowly and surely began the recovery process. Along the way, she acquired useful knowledge, much of it surprising. In all her work, she reveals the tools and techniques she uncovered as she moved from “depressed” to “un-depressed” and ultimately to “happy.”
Depression is at epidemic levels. Knowing these tools can provide some relief; Silver has decided to make this her passion project – teaching others what she did to recover from her depression. This is not altruistic in the least. Why? Because one of the secrets Silver learned is that service to others is the #1 key to happiness. The more time spent sharing these secrets, the happier she gets!