The first annual Book Lover’s Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day Tour will kick off on Sunday, September 1st and will culminate in a twelve-hour Facebook Live Event on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th. I’m very proud to be a part of this inaugural event.
The purpose of this event is to spread mental health awareness among the book community, eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health, share our individual journeys in an accepting community, discuss books that effectively represent mental health issues, and raise money for the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
There is such a great line-up of authors, bloggers, and artists joining us for his event and you won’t want to miss it.
I can’t explain it any better than the fabulous Eva Pohler does on her website, so I’ll just quote her here.
So many people don’t understand mental illness. They think that sadness and clinical depression, or nervousness and clinical anxiety, are the same things. Well-meaning people say things like, “Suck it up,” and “Overcome,” and “Choose to be happy.” Or, “Focus on your blessings,” and “Put a smile on that face.” I’ve even said things like that–before I came to understand.
And so many people feel alone and misunderstood and have given up on fighting their mental illness. They need to know about resources. They need to know to keep searching for the right meds or the right doc. In this modern day, there is no reason why anyone should be living a life of despair or debilitating anxiety. Sometimes mental illness is the root cause–a chemical imbalance. And sometimes it’s something else, like a weak thyroid. But for some reason, many people think of mental illness as a personal weakness rather than as an illness like high blood pressure or cancer.
As someone who not only struggles with this batter herself, but has also had to watch loved ones struggle, this is a cause near and dear to my heart. I hope you’ll join us for this wonderful event and help us raise awareness for an amazing cause. We can make a difference. We can save lives.
And if you want to show your support to the world you can join us in wearing one of our awesome looking t-shirts!
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Book Lover’s Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day
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