Patricia “Trish” Gallagher of Worcester, Pa. writes:
“My husband, John, and I are doing a print on demand book and need help to publicize it and try to book paid speaking engagements.
“The book is Don’t Jump! Out of the Shadows about Depression and Suicide. It’s about how John tried to commit suicide by jumping from a building onto a cement slab. The attempt failed, and he was seriously injured.
“For nine years, he stood behind a wall of silence, hiding the truth of his resulting injuries, and sabotaging his relationships. In January this year, after reading about a teenage boy who tried suicide but was unsuccessful, John knew it was time to end the silence.
“His message will help anyone who is personally dealing with a crisis or tragedy, and will inspire caregivers, people struggling with addictions, and anyone who wants to learn how to help others during times of despair.
“We have a possible 700 Club interview, a local NPR affilitate interview, and we were featured in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. No luck with any paid speaking or major interviews that have helped with expenses. So we’re putting out the white flag.”