You Already Won: A Journey Through Education, Nursing, and Mental Health Awareness

by Dr. Kojo Sarfo

“You Already Won” is a story of hope and inspiration. In this book, the author highlights key events that have shaped his journey as an individual, healthcare provider, and mental health advocate. This story illustrates the importance of believing in yourself, being kind to all persons, and remaining patient while searching for your purpose in life. Doing these three things, the author believes, ultimately leads to a winning mentality

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T. DAllaird
T. DAllaird
An excellent must-read!
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My wife is an RN/CCM and this is her review of this excellent work:

“By sharing your story, not only do you help yourself, but you also help many others who look to you for the courage to do so as well.”

-You Already Won by Dr. Kojo Sarfo DNP, PMHNP-BC

“You already won” is an excellent must-read for anyone looking to get into or advance their nursing career, and for anyone who has struggled with the barriers of external circumstance and negative input and is seeking a way to clear the noise in their thought space and forge forward toward a more personalized, fulfilling destiny (even if it doesn’t fit a traditional mold.). One part autobiography, one part reflection on the state of mental health and the perceptions and misconceptions surrounding that charged topic, and one part manifesto for success on your own terms, Dr. Sarfo provides context and real-world examples of how to prosper amidst challenge while undergoing self-evaluation and managing against the odds and the steep gradient of expected behavior and outcome. He also gives a level playing field for mental health topics and offers keen and compassionate insight into the struggles of self and others who fall under the mental health umbrella. For a small, fast read, there is a ton of information to unpack and it merits multiple reads and reflection.

What I found most useful was validation that reaching a lofty goal can be accomplished in ways that don’t necessarily reflect the typical paths. In my own career, I was considering advancing my scope of nursing practice, and reading through his journey answered many of my questions and raised new questions to ask myself and others as I moved forward. It helped me to chart a course that got me out of limited thinking and options and into expanding my mind and opening up possibilities that were suited to my strengths and preferences.

The book is well written, fast, and worth multiple reads. This is not only a book for nursing professionals, but for entrepreneurs and people either in the mental health profession or struggling with self-doubt, anxiety and unresolved trauma. I would especially recommend this for anyone who has children, or foster children who struggle with adversity and the barriers erected by the expectations of society and others and who want to see a better future for themselves.

Christine D’Allaird BSN RN CCM
Nurse Rose
Nurse Rose
You Already Won, is a whole healing message!
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This book is simply EXCELLENT! I enjoyed reading this book so much I finished reading it in a few hours. You Already Won, is a real reminder that our stories are vital healing tools that are meant to uplift our own souls 1st and then in the process of sharing our stories, we inherently also uplift the souls of any others who may listen, read our words, and can indentify with any part of our stories. I highly recommend this book!
Amazon Customer
Amazon Customer
Inspirational
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It is such an easy read. This book gives motivation, awareness of ones self and laughs. Dr. Kojo Sarfo personal story really does give a you already won motive for readers. Mental health is real and this book throws away that stigma and makes you feel your not alone with the adversities the world gives. Definitely buy and read this book for yourself !! I can’t wait for his next, he is a great author !!
Mailyn
Mailyn
MUST BUY NOW!!!
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YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!! It not only talks about the authors own personal journey through life and his journey of becoming Dr. Sarfo but also talks about how to get through the hardships and feelings of failure and inadequacy we often feel in our lives. This book contains a ton of tips for improving mental health and overall well being as a human. Kojo Sarfo talks about many instances and feelings in this book that are not talked about in the real world. IF YOU HAVENT BOUGHT THIS BOOK YOU NEED TOO!!! I promise it will not disappoint.
Christopher Blackwell
Christopher Blackwell
What a wonderful read!
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I am so grateful for this book. I can relate to so many parts of this story. What am inspiration! I bought the book for the purpose of hearing from someone that has pursued a PMHNP DNP, which is what I plan on pursuing. I am truly grateful for this story. Thank you!
	Rachel
Rachel
Thought provoking
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Well written, easy read, relatable, and great message. I thoroughly enjoyed, read in one sitting, riviting.
S. Riggins
S. Riggins
WINNING
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I love reading this book!! It was inspiring and motivational.
Haley
Haley
Great book!!
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Great book for any stage of life! Really enjoyed it 🙂
V
V
Must Read!
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I found myself crawled under the sheets for what felt like an entire day back in early September. Facing infertility challenges and fibroids have severely impacted both my self esteem and will to keep going sometimes. Had little to no motivation or hope to continue as my health was being affected. I reached out to K for motivation and he sent me his book. He didn’t have to. But he did. I started reading this and immediately I felt that spark of hope again. Reading about how he struggled, his family struggled yet still they persevered was enough to get me out of that funk. And it was also a reminder that storms don’t last long. K worked tirelessly for months on this project all while finishing up NP school and taking boards. It’s pretty remarkable and I’m so proud of him for all of his accomplishments. Thank you for sending me this book. It was only right that I got an official copy!
Lora Shahine
Lora Shahine
Lifting and Inspirational
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Dr. Sarfo shares his path from Ghana to Norway to the United States and his journey from immigrant and student to entrepreneur and mental health advocate. He is a psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner who shares his own battle with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. His passion for increasing awareness for mental health comes through in this book, his active social media presence, and his own clothing line Abrantie & Signora which donates a portion of proceeds to Mental Health America.
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