Nadean Barton was born on the small island of Jamaica, and grew up in Bronx, New York. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1995 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Her first assignment after training was Helicopter Squadron One in Jacksonville, Florida, followed by Dental Assistant Class “A” school in San Diego, California. Then, she Bon Voyage on the USS Kitty Hawk home ported in Yokosuka Japan. While stationed in Japan, she visited countries such as Australia, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Thailand, Dubai, Middle East, and Korea.
Barton then went to Naples, Italy, where she pursued her dream in track and field while still working as a Dental Assistant. After she left Italy, she continued to Bethesda, Maryland. She then transferred to Navy Recruiting District Miami, Florida, where she switched Careers to Recruiting and after seven years, she transferred to Navy Recruiting District Dallas, Texas and then Navy Recruiting District Seattle, Washington where she advanced to Chief Petty Officer. After that tour, she transferred to Navy Recruiting District Atlanta, Georgia from which she will be retire.
Her personal decorations include Nine Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various unit awards. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ashford University.
Nadean’s book “Can A Girl Catch A Break” was birthed from tragedy to triumph while enduring a miscarriage. She turned my pain, hurt, and grief into motivation and courage to push herself forward to positively impact others through her story. She wrote Can A Girl Catch A Break? in just 6 days and published it 30 days after. Writing was her healing outlet and was the first step in sorting out her emotions. She loved the idea of being able to share her experiences with the world to help others going through the same or similar circumstances.
After seeking therapy after her miscarriage, she got the opportunity to be a co-author on the best-selling book, “The Voices Behind Mental Illness, The Life of a Veteran” she utilized that book for the Map to Mental Wellness Success. Following that she wrote her other book, “The Love She Never Had.”
Nadean is also a co-author on the best-selling book, “There is No Health Without Mental Health Anthology.