PRLog - Jan. 25, 2012 - CANARY WHARF, U.K. -- The Mental Health Publisher hosts an all-day seminar on living with mental illness
Jason Pegler, CEO of Chipmunkapublishing
Jason Pegler, CEO of Chipmunkapublishing, a publishing house dedicated to mental health literature, has recently announced the launch of a special day-long seminar dedicated to helping those living with mental illness share their experiences…
A high-flyer at school, Jason was originally diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17, subsequently spending several months in a mental hospital. His recovery inspired him to set up Chipmunkapublishing, which published his widely acclaimed autobiography, A Can of Madness, and has since published hundreds of other books dealing with mental health issues. Jason’s work to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues has since won him acclaim from Prime Minister David Cameron and numerous mental health professionals.
Jason’s own memoir was widely acclaimed, heralded by Stephen Fry as “a brilliant memoir of mania”. Since then he has become more and more convinced of the value of writing in making the public more aware of mental health issues. His latest seminar is the perfect opportunity for those living with mental illness to meet Jason personally, share their experiences and learn new tools for living that don’t involve medication. As Jason explains…
“Although we’ve made progress these past few years, there are still a lot of negative stigmas attached to mental health issues. But allowing those with experience of mental illness to tell their stories goes a long way towards remedying this. Not only is writing immensely cathartic for the author, it also offers a real glimpse into the world of mental illness, countering many of the worst stereotypes and misconceptions that are freely thrown around nowadays. It was this realisation that led me to set up Chipmunka, but I want to take things further.
That’s why I’m hosting this seminar. I want more people living with mental illness to understand that they are not alone and that there are thousands of people waiting to hear their stories. We’ll also be covering a technology for the mind I have developed called mental health empowerment and methods for cultivating a positive outlook on life. The goal is to get more high-quality mental health literature on the nation’s bookshelves and show everyone in attendance that mental illness is no barrier to living a rich and exciting life.”
Jason is currently available for interviews regarding the seminar, Chipmunka and other mental health issues.
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Chipmunkapublishing is the Mental Health Publisher. Our mental health books give a voice to writers with mental illness around the world. We raise awareness of mental health and the stigma surrounding mental health problems encouraging society to listen.