jas rawlinson author mentor & book writing coach

"There Are Always Reasons To Live"

Featuring inspiring stories of hope and resilience after trauma, ‘Reasons to Live: One More Day, Every Day’ follows the lives of 10 remarkable humans who have found a way to rise above the darkness of mental illness or suicide. 

Including both high-profile and everyday people (such as hip-hop artist L-FRESH The LION and internationally renowned speaker Michael Crossland), ‘Reasons to Live’ has changed lives around the globe and been endorsed by influencers such as Kevin Hines, Patrick McGorry and Lifeline Hunter Valley. 

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.” 

KEVIN HINES
International Suicide Prevention Speaker & Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

THE STORY BEHIND REASONS TO LIVE...

From a depressed and suicidal teenager, to a future full of hope and purpose, this is the story of Jas Rawlinson, Brisbane writing coach and author of ‘Reasons to Live.’

READER REVIEWS

“Inspirational! Something I passed onto my 15yr old and intend to pass onto friends or family as a means to start the conversation of ‘it’s ok to not be ok, and we’re here to support you!'
Anna
NSW, AUS
"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.
Austen
U.K
WOW! This has been a fantastic read for me. I am humbled by the privilege to share these accounts of personal situations, and awed by outcomes of in the face of adversity.
Robyn
NSW, AUS

EXPERT ENDORSEMENTS

"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 Patrick McGorry
Professor of Youth Mental Health (University of Melbourne), Executive Director of Orygen, & Founding Director of Headspace

SELECTED INTERVIEWS

  •  Dan Price’s suicide survival – Daily Telegraph with Georgia Hing
  • ‘Reasons to Live One More Day, Every Day’ – Bellingen Shire Courier Sun with Janene Carey
  • Mental Health On Radar of Author – Cape York News with Melissa Diffo
  • Mental Illness: Dad’s death a terrible relief – South Burnett Times with Matt Collins
  •  I felt relief when my Dad Died/ Jas Rawlinson – Coffee Chats with Matt Collins
  • Interview on ABC Mid North Coast Radio with Fiona Wyllie 
  • How much does social media contribute to youth suicide? –  4CA Cairns with Murray Jones
  • Jas Rawlinson on returning from the dark side – 4CA Cairns with Murray Jones
  •  Jas Rawlinson & Nicole Gibson – Streets of Your Town with Nance Haxton
  • Empowering Books on Trauma Recovery – Boove UK