Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The “Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day” Tour

Today is my day to post about the “Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day” Tour.
This blog has been quiet for a while - due to my family situation, but this subject is important so I have taken time out of my busy Grandma duties to join this event and share my thoughts on the situation...Afterall this affects more people than you can imagine.

As you walk down the street, you may pass someone who is struggling, someone who hasn't spoken to a soul in days, and if you smile and say hello, you never know, it may make that persons day... I try to look people in the eye, smile, say good morning, and answer back if someone says it to me. I have had days where I felt completely alone and that the world was just so hard to deal with, so that's why I make the effort and also why I am participating today. I have dealt with Depression, Anxiety, and abuse in my family and I am a great believer in Counseling rather than medication I am not going to go into specifics but Depression, Anxiety and even Suicide have been issues I have had to deal with in my family since I was a teenager old enough to understand what Depression was, and why I had to help my mum out more than my friends did theirs...

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. I may not have had first-hand experience, but being a daughter and a mum of someone who does, means I now have a greater understanding of the complexities for each individual. 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 they're not alone and that there's help. But for some reason, many people think of mental illness as a personal weakness rather than as a disease like high blood pressure or cancer.

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. Please Facebook Event here:

YouTube link 

Here's the exciting line-up for the tour:

The “Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day” Tour

September 1st:

Jessica Burkhart – Author:
Robert E. Slater – Author:
Raye Wagner – Author:

September 2nd:

Eva Pohler – Author:
Heather Hildenbrand – Author:
Jennay-Bon – Actress: 

September 3rd:

Rachel – Blogger:
Elizabeth Isaacs – Author:

September 4th:

Ely – Blogger:
Corinne O’Flynn – Author:
S.A. Larsen – Author:
Kat – Blogger: ( ME - you are reading my post now ;) ) #WearBonfire #suicideprevention #bookloversunite

September 5th:

S.T. Bende – Author:
Katie M. John – Author:
Debra Kristi – Author:
Allie Burton – Author:

September 6th:

Kaitlin Bevis – Author:
Christina – Instagrammer:
Sarah Churchill – Booktuber:

September 7th:

Brenda Hiatt – Author:
Aimee – Blogger: 
Amy – Blogger:

September 8th:

Rose Garcia – Author:
Becca – Blogger:
Yaritza – Blogger:

September 9th:

Quinn Loftis – Author:
Tawdra Kandle – Author: Sarah Addison-Fox – Author:

September 10th: Facebook Live Event:

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Rachel M Raithby
Author of the Deadwood Hunter Series

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