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CMHA Ontario hosts book launch honouring local mental health champion

May 30, 2013

Linda Chamberlain, a psychiatric survivor and award-winning mental health champion, has published a book sharing her inspiring journey through illness and homelessness.

Chamberlain, who was recently honoured with the Dream Team Lifetime Achievement Award in Toronto, has published an 88-page scrapbook entitled “Not Anytime Soon: The Life & Times of Linda Chamberlain”. The book details her struggles through addiction, poverty and mental illness to emerge as a supportive housing champion and active advocate for social change in the mental health community.

A special book launch honouring Chamberlain will be hosted by CMHA Ontario on June 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Printed copies of the book will be available at the launch for $10, which will be signed by Chamberlain at the event. While no profit will be made from book sales, in keeping with her commitment to “pay it forward” Linda is hopeful that people will contribute to one of her passions: People and Pets, the Linda Chamberlain ‘Pay it Forward’ award or the Linda Chamberlain fund at CAMH.

To find out more about Chamberlain’s inspiring story, read the recent review of the book in the Toronto Star.

For more information on the book launch, visit the CMHA Ontario website.

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