Independent publisher That Guy’s House will launch a new mental health series in May in partnership with The Emerging Proud Project founded by human rights activist Katie Mottram.
The Liverpool-based indie has acquired the rights to KindaProud Pocket Books of Transformation series “designed to illustrate how ‘re-thinking mental distress can act as a potential catalyst for positive change.”
The series officially launches on the 12th May 2019, starting with the release of #Emerging Proud through NOTES (Non- Ordinary Transcendent Experiences) by Dr Nicole Gruel. Further books will launch throughout the year including, #Emerging Proud through disordered eating, body image and low-self-esteem by Amy Woods, #Emerging Proud through Suicide by Kelly Walsh and #Emerging Proud through trauma and abuse by Mandy Horne.
That Guy’s House owner Sean Patrick said: “The KindaProud Pocket Book of Transformation series is our way of helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and to reframe mental illness as a portal into self-actualisation - it is only labelled as an illness due to what we have been conditioned to believe in Western culture. By sharing personal stories from a truly inspirational group of people, we hope many others will feel more able to speak out about how they are feeling and to start making positive steps towards fulfilment, acceptance and where needed, recovery.”
Mottram and Patrick’s long term goal is to use all proceeds from book sales to provide free books to hospital wards and mental health facilities throughout the UK and internationally.