“BOOKS ARE THE QUIETEST AND MOST CONSTANT OF FRIENDS; THEY ARE THE MOST ACCESSIBLE AND WISEST OF COUNSELORS, AND THE MOST PATIENT OF TEACHERS.” –– Charles William Eliot
Why? No one really needs a reason to give to charity, however, I do have a reason I feel motivated to donate part of the royalties of this book. I suffered for 10 years with major depression and there were times where I simply had to remind myself to breathe, and if I made it through the day, I would celebrate that God gave me one more day.
The outside of my Hope Box
The quote on my Hope Box
There are parts of this book that could be a page out of my journal: how I made it through those years, how I have stayed depression free, and the things that motivated me to press onward through the darkness. I feel so blessed that I am a survivor (for that is what each and every person with depression is––as much a survivor as someone who beats cancer) that I felt obligated to help those who might need it. If anyone could help them, it not only could be someone who has felt what they felt, but it SHOULD be them. I feel like I have an obligation to help those who do not have hope.
The inside of my Hope Box
(Yes those are real cassette tapes!)
Have you ever had depression? Have you ever known someone close who struggled? Did you ever feel lost on how you could help them? Now you can! Buy this book and 10% of the royalties be donated to this great organization.
For those of you who would like more information about NAMI and mental illness, I have added some information that I found on their website. I also have included a link so that if you so desire, you can make an individual donation. I highly suspect that every single one of you have either had personal experience with or known someone close to you who has struggled with mental illness. So please consider supporting this cause.
Here is the information from their website as well as their contact information and link if you desire to donate:
NAMI Mission Statement
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.
Treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, you are not alone!
What is Mental Illness: Mental Illness Facts
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Some of the serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
In addition to medication treatment, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups, and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan and that assist with recovery. The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends, and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery.
NAMI Utah 1600 West 2200 South, Suite 202 West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: (801) 323-9900 Toll Free: (877) 230-6264 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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