Reasons to Live: One More Day, Every Day
Featuring inspiring stories of hope and resilience after trauma, ‘Reasons to Live: One More Day, Every Day’ follows the lives of 10 everyday and high-profile humans who have found a way to rise above the darkness of mental illness or suicide.
With raw, honest, and powerful stories of surviving and thriving after childhood cancer, PTSD, permanent disabilities, eating disorders, the death of a child, and more, every story is a reminder that no matter how dark things get, there are always reasons to live, one more day, every day.
“Your book is going to help – and has helped – so many people. It will continue to augment destinies forever, and that’s a beautiful thing… You should be proud of that.”
Global Suicide Prevention Speaker, Survivor, & Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
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Volume 2: Remarkable stories of hope, resilience, and triumph over adversity
Featuring interviews with global names such as Kevin Hines (international suicide prevention speaker & Golden Gate Bridge survivor), an introduction from Founding Headspace Director Patrick McGorry, and 10 lived-experience stories from across the world, every page tells a story of hope within darkness.
Topics include: institutional sexual and childhood abuse, domestic violence, alcohol addiction, transvaginal mesh surgery, bipolar disorder, postnatal psychosis, and more.
Volume 1: ‘Stories of triumph from Australians who refused to give into darkness’ features 10 lived-experience stories from both everyday and high-profile Australians. (Including L-FRESH The LION: global hip hop artist; Michael Crossland: world-renowned inspirational speaker & childhood cancer survivor; and Lauren Watson: paraplegic circus performer).
Topics include: eating disorders, veteran PTSD, cancer, paraplegia, suicide attempts, anxiety, sexuality, domestic homicide, domestic violence, and racism.
Praise for ‘Reasons to Live’
“To know that people out there know your pain and can live through it…I don’t think anything has shown me more clearly that I should keep on going.”
“…A remarkable book.
I was especially moved by your own story… the dominant message in this book is one of triumph over adversity, of hope and resilience, and of the healing power of love and care for others.”
Professor of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne), Executive Director of Orygen, & Founding Director of Headspace
“A book that is truly needed in this difficult world.
Beautifully written with raw and honest stories. Thank you Jas for bringing mental health into a much needed medium.”