Well folks, we’re almost halfway through May, which means we’re almost halfway through Mental Health Awareness Month. Personally, I am a big advocate for mental health awareness at any time of the year, but if you’re looking to do something for the cause before the month ends, then here’s your chance to buy books and show your support at the same time.
The Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser is organized by a group of authors who have agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year marks the fundraiser’s sixth year, and there are over one hundred and fifty books from a total of thirty-seven authors available as a part of the campaign. Many of the books are romance, but there are also other genres included, such as dystopian, memoir, and women’s fiction.
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These authors have already raised $2,600 for the fund at Wicked Book Weekend. You can help them raise more money by purchasing a book, or, if you prefer, you can raise awareness and show your support simply by sharing any of the custom photos that the authors post on their social media. In fact, creating awareness about mental health might really be the most important goal of the fundraiser. In an interview with USA Today, author Drew Elyse said:
I am honoured to work with the Keith Milano Memorial Fund to help open up a conversation that we need to be having, because silence and stigmas only hurt. It’s past time for us to end them, and raising awareness is the first step.
If you would like more information about the fundraiser or the available titles, you can find it here on the fund’s official Facebook page.
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