"Making Sense of Life Before We L'Eve...Those Were The Days is a vehicle for a much higher purpose... a catalyst for universal change in the way we deal with mental health issues," says its author, Yvonne Nicolas. Yvonne is a firm believer in 'signs', 'dreams' and 'higher forces' that have guided her life and firmly believes that we need to shift the way in which we deal with health issues generally, but particularly in mental health.
"It requires a collective and collaborative effort by many trained and volunteer workers across many sectors of the allied and medical health industries. It is what is referred to as a 'village approach'," she says.
"We want to set up Sanctuaries where people of all ages, race and religion can go to receive the help they need; to be cared for in a gentle, loving environment... a place where they will feel safe and properly cared for regardless of their financial circumstances and not to be 'committed' into a mental institution."
This is a shared vision that Yvonne has with many friends, colleagues, world healers and enlightened leaders.
But we cannot effect change if we don't sell books. All the profits from the sale of Making Sense of Life Before We L'Eve... Those Were The Days will be channelled into the creation of these Sanctuaries.
Yvonne Nicolas is a former international catwalk model, PR head for the Hilton Hotel and the CEO of the Melbourne Major Events Corporation. She is also a survivor of bullying and abuse and mental health issues.