Sat | Jan 19, 2019

Jamaica-born actress to help persons find their purpose with debut novel

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Jacinth Headlam

Jamaica-born actress and model Jacinth Headlam (known for her lead role in the multi-award-winning film Diary of A Badman) has added author to her long list of accolades with the upcoming international release of her debut novel Love After.

The actress, who is also a film producer, is poised to share some of her most intimate and personal stories in her new book. According to a release sent to The Gleaner, at one point, Headlam struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide. She hopes to help others having similar struggles to overcome and heal.

"I went through a major depression, and even considered suicide. The power of the mind is easily underestimated. I felt like God had forgotten all about me and my prayers didn't matter. I knew once I hit rock bottom, the only way was up," she shared in the release. "In doing my soul-searching, I discovered that there were many things I needed to be healed from in order to live my life to the fullest and be in alignment with my purpose. I needed to find myself, my calling, and my identity. God revealed to me my purpose with Love After."

In the book, Headlam gives an honest account of everything she's been through in her life to help those who are also looking for their purpose. Asserting that there is love after addictions, shortcomings, emptiness, abuse, betrayals, abandonment, and brokenness, the author shares practical and inspirational strategies to help readers address their daily issues.

"I want Love After to influence both genders - anyone needing to find their purpose in life, and heal from traumatic experiences that's crippling them from growing and evolving," she said. "To also help them be in alignment - spiritually - which is the foundation for everything else to fall into place. This will dictate how you deal with life's challenges."

Jacinth is currently in Jamaica promoting the book, which is set for release on February 9. She is gearing up for a book signing and special pre-release on Saturday, January 12, at Bookophilia in Kingston.