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Talking survival and moving forward with Dena Sisk Foman

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            Dena Sisk Foman is a partner at the law firm of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP in West Palm Beach, FL and concentrates her practice in personal injury work.  Ms. Foman is a passionate advocate for her clients that have been injured through the negligence of another party.  In addition to practicing law, Ms. Foman is the author of Only I Can Define Me:  Releasing Shame and Growing Into My Adult Self which is a memoir that discusses the challenges that plague families dealing with mental illness, poverty and lack of resources.  Ms. Foman discusses her personal challenges of being the child of addicted parents, quitting high school and overcoming. She shares her story in hopes that others struggling with the shame associated with struggle will feel empowered to define their worth rather than allowing outside forces to determine for them.    She is a passionate advocate for mental health, women’s issues and education. 

            After publishing her first book, Ms. Foman founded The Let’s Talk Initiative, Inc. which is a non-profit that strives to bring awareness to children’s mental health issues.  The non-profit’s mission is to provide services to elementary school age children struggling with issues that cause them to be silent such as divorce, bullying, death in the family, sexual identification or any other reason that causes a child to hold their thoughts.  The Let’s Talk Initiative hopes to reach the child and help before the scab becomes a permanent scar. 

            Dena Sisk Foman is married to Bill Foman and has four sons:  Clayton (22), Walter (9), Jackson (6) and Xavier (6).

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