“WOW, I have had a lot of articles written about me in the last couple of years and I must say yours is my favourite one! Seriously – it flows so well and you’ve chosen to highlight points no one else does; it goes so much deeper than the general mainstream media article. Thank you!” – Sukhjit Khalsa, Australian Sikh spoken word artist, educator, performer & human rights reformer
“A lot of ghostwriters will help someone with their manuscript and then send them on their way, but Jas isn’t like that. She brings her co-authors into her events and gives them a platform. When it comes to telling people’s stories with heart and soul, Jas is your girl. She doesn’t have to do this work – she chooses to.” – Ocean Reeve, Managing Director of Ocean Reeve Publishing & Book Publishing Queensland/CEO – eMAGINE Academy
“Jas Rawlinson was fantastic when she interviewed me for Issue 2 of Provoke Magazine. I was nervous because it was my first feature but she made me feel at ease and wrote up an amazing story that was true to my character and what we discussed in person. I highly recommend her for journalism and editorial work. I would definitely think of her straight away if I was ever going to hire someone to help write my full autobiography. – Lauren Watson, Paraplegic Circus Aerial Performer
“Jas Rawlinson, your lived experience talk was so inspirational and had a positive effect on everyone there, thank you so much!” – Cindy Heddle, Gold Coast Counselor and Mindfulness Practitioner/Care for Life Suicide Prevention Network Member
“Jas is an incredibly brave and honest soul, driven by a passion for the greater good that runs so deep, you can’t help but be inspired by it. Sharing my story for the book was a seamless process, largely due to Jas’ professionalism and devotion to the suicide prevention cause. – Dan Price, Global Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellness Speaker/ R U OK Day Ambassador
“As an Occupational Therapist with a background in Mental Health, I was keen to meet Jas and hear about her new book ‘Reasons to Live One More Day, Every Day’. I invited Jas to present her own story and her book to a group I coordinate to support consumers through their recovery.
Jas was incredibly engaging and confident as she spoke about her story and the events that lead to her creating an inspiring, accessible and helpful resource for people who are experiencing difficult times. She was warm and open to hearing the stories of the consumers participating in the group, and consumers drew common themes in their own personal experiences. Consumers reported they found Jas to be interesting and inspirational.
I have also found the book to be a hopeful resource for patients on the ward with feedback received such as: “this sounds like she is writing my story.” We are happy to welcome Jas back. – Jackie, Occupational Therapist NSW
At the same time that I was doing this interview, there were at least 3 local families grieving the loss of loved ones to suicide. In the space of a week, I heard of a man from my mother's church being found dead in a public area in coffs harbour, and another person who had lost 2 friends to suicide in the past fortnight. As I say in this interview, we need to bring the topic of suicide out of the shadows. People need hope, and they need it now!PS. If you missed my book launch in Coffs, you can grab a copy of the book here (on sale all through Dec!)www.jasrawlinson.com
Posted by Thoughts From Jas on Sunday, December 3, 2017
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