“Fragile Minds” by Diane Lane Chambers

“Fragile Minds: An Advocate’s Story” by Diane Lane Chambers sheds light on how our Government’s legislature ties the hands of both families and healthcare facilities trying to help people with serious mental issues. Currently, a person can only be held for seventy-two hours for observation unless the patient themselves signs legal forms requesting care. After that period of time they are released back onto the streets despite being a danger to themselves or others. Ms. Chambers’ forty years of experience as a sign language interpreter has brought her to the front lines of this crisis. It is through her first-hand accounts the reader discovers the revolving door of untreated mental illness and governmental red tape preventing real results.   … More “Fragile Minds” by Diane Lane Chambers

“Unburdening” by Teresa Benitez

An abortion may end one life, but it can save another — Teresa’s story is the epitome of this.

A promising, “stellar” engineering student, her first abortion emerged as the result of youthful promiscuity. After unsuccessfully attempting to contact the father, she decided to terminate the pregnancy. The experience was traumatic and painful, but most of all, confusing. Though an educated young woman, she could barely understand the terminology and the medical jargon. … More “Unburdening” by Teresa Benitez

“Honor the Earth” by Phil Bellfy

This collection serves multiple purposes: 1. To call direct attention to how western capitalist initiatives have been dooming our planet from the early days of colonization and 2. To highlight how by collaborating with other cultures, populations and entering into constructive discussions about these environmental problems is the only way to come back from the brink of environmental disaster. … More “Honor the Earth” by Phil Bellfy

“Emotional Frustration” by Mario O. Laplume

“Emotional Frustration: The Hushed Plague,” is written in formal expository prose to highlight issues that lead to women being frustrated and dissatisfied. A wide range of topics are discussed around issues relating to women today, and also how they have been impacted in the past. Women who have made contributions to history are highlighted, and unfortunately, their gifts to society did not guarantee happy endings for many of them. … More “Emotional Frustration” by Mario O. Laplume

“A Gay Man’s Guide to Life” by Britt East

Coming out isn’t always easy for men, so this guide is perfect for those that struggle with who they are, the rejection they may face, and the discrimination that exists. But more than that, this book shows gay men how to go beyond just coming out. It’s a lifestyle map that offers real-world, practical advice on how to get the most out of life, work, family, and meaningful relationships. … More “A Gay Man’s Guide to Life” by Britt East