Tamara Grantham is dedicating 5% of all book sales to promote mental health awareness.
Author Tamara Grantham is giving 5% of all print and eBook sales to AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.)
Every book sale will benefit awareness of mental health and the prevention of suicide. To learn more, please visit ASFP.org.
How can you help? Simply purchase any book by Tamara Grantham. Your purchase will go directly to supporting mental health awareness.
Q and A with the author about mental health:
Q: Why do you donate to mental health awareness?
A: Mental health is a subject that’s very personal to me. I’ve watched family members struggle, and I’ve also battled depression throughout my life. I was lucky enough to find treatment, but I realize that there are many more people who need help. If I can help just one person find peace and overcome mental health struggles, then giving back is worth it.
Q: How has writing helped with mental health?
Writing is my creative outlet. It helps me escape the daily pressures of life, and it helps me feel fulfilled. I have a goal to write 1,000 words (about 4 pages) every weekday. Reaching my daily writing goal helps me feel accomplished.
Q: What is your advice for someone struggling with mental health issues?
A: This is a two-part answer. First, remember you’re not alone. There are so many people who feel the same way. In my darkest times, one thing that kept me down was the idea that I was suffering alone. That no one understood me. But if I could’ve only realized that I wasn’t alone, and that there are millions of people out there who were suffering the same as me, maybe I would’ve sought out treatment sooner.
Second, seek out a professional help. Consider therapy or prescription medication. It may take some time to find the right medications and dosages. I had to suffer through a few weeks of nausea and fatigue to finally see any relief, but I’m glad I persisted and stayed on my medication, because it made a world of difference.
However, everyone’s experiences are different, and finding the proper treatment takes patience. Don’t be afraid to talk to others and seek out professional help.
Resources for mental health assistance:
National Suicide Prevention Help Line DIAL 988