Depression, eating disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome are serious issues which many young people face today.
Last Priority is a true and unsanitized story of redemption and being able to cling to God’s promises and hope - despite the hardest of circumstances. By the time she was 18, Claire Collins had been admitted to mental health hospitals countless times. She had attempted suicide three times, believing that it would rid the world of the pain that she brought herself and others.
She knew the persuasive, ever persistent voice of an eating disorder. She knew her Asperger’s diagnosis meant she would never ‘fit’ in this world.
Claire felt alone and unwanted by her friends, that she was their “last priority”.
Claire’s story will encourage you to be set free from the lies that can bind you into thinking that life is not worth living, and will encourage you to begin to experience the hope that only Jesus Christ can give.
Today, Claire Collins, 21, is an engineering student in Brisbane, Australia. She enjoys soccer, piano and violin, and is actively involved in her church on the Gold Coast, Queensland. She knows a life filled with purpose, promise and hope.
Claire’s mother Wendy includes valuable reflections from a mother’s heart. Her section will give insight to other parents facing similar challenges. She also offers refreshing explanations of the hope and promises that God gave to her throughout this time.
Wendy is a business lecturer at Christian Heritage College, Brisbane. She loves to travel, teach and share life with women at New Heart Baptist Church, Brisbane.
Last Priority is a must read for young people, parents, pastors, teachers, health care workers and chaplains.”