So being inspired by so many people and with an urge to help others with depression I have come up with the idea of publishing books written by people with Mental Health Illnesses. There are lots of books written by medical professionals, especially self help style books but from my limited research not much written by us sufferers.
I am starting with poetry as I feel it can be the sincerest, most honest way of expressing our feelings but imagine if this was successful we could extend the range and add images, short stories anything creative that helps us in our recovery and everyday lives.
This is where you come in! I need help with spreading the word to get this book up and running with submissions, creative input, suggestions and anything else you can offer to keep me motivated.
The book is going to be called “Stepping into the light – Poems from the Darkness
Please send your submissions to me firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief background of your story
example Garry 33 suffers from Depression and Anxiety.
I reserve the right to not include any poetry submitted and by submitting your work you give me the right to use it for publishing if I so wish.
The last date to submit your poetry is 30th August as I am looking to publish this via smashwords on 1st September.
Above is the idea submitted by “K” for a cover please feel free to come up with your own suggestions or edits of this version. Ideally I would like to add “The Depressed Moose Presents” in front of the title.
The charity Mind will receive 50% of the money raised, 30% go to smashwords as publishers and 20% goes to me to cover my time and work.