I’m very happy to have opportunities to chat about mental health topics and Leave of Absence. It is through conversation and discussions that ideas are shared and awareness and understanding are increased. I’m very grateful to the below programs and hosts for inviting me to their radio shows, bookstores, libraries, conferences, and groups and for engaging in discussions about mental illness and also about my novel Leave of Absence. For the interviews, I invite you to follow the links to listen to the discussions, and for the events, I invite you to attend if you are in the area.
Dr. Gorman and I discussed, on June 24, 2013, both mental illness and Leave of Absence on Beautiful Minds Radio. Beautiful Minds Radio is a station dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness. Follow the link to the interview, which begins approximately 15 minutes into the show.
On Tuesday, May 21 I had a conversation with Tony on The Author Show, part of Artist First Radio. While the interview was live, the recording will remain on the Artist First website. Here’s a direct link to my interview:
Jenee Darden with Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (P.E.E.R.S) interviewed me in April, 2013. We had fun chatting about mental illness, my personal experience with it, and Leave of Absence. The interview, entitled “Finding Hope in a Psych Ward: Tanya J. Peterson on Her Book ‘Leave of Absence’,” was posted on peersnet.org on April 18.
On April 11, 2013, I talked live with Mr. Dresser about mental illness. It’s clear that there are many misunderstandings around mental illness and that we need to take action to erase negative stereotypes and stigma.
In April, 2013, Danielle interviewed me on The Authors Show. We discussed Leave of Absence and its characters and themes.
In April, 2013, Dana from Writers in the Sky talked with me about Leave of Absence, writing, and marketing.
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd in Portland, OR
Location: Fern Ridge Library
88026 Territorial Rd, Veneta, OR
Date and Time: Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM
Location: Siuslaw Public Library
1460 9th St, Florence, OR
Date and Time: Friday, October 11th 1:00 PM
Location: Bloomsbury Books
290 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2013 7:00 PM
M.I.S.S. National Conference
San Diego Convention Center: 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Location: Avera Behavioral Health Center
4400 W. 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
Location: More than Words Bookstore
Watertown Mall, Watertown, SD
Date and Time: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: In Other Words feminist community and bookstore
14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211
Date and Time: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Presentation and Reading – Increasing Understanding, Destroying Stereotypes: Fiction as a Vehicle for Conveying Human Truths
Location: Springfield Public Library
225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477
Date and Time: Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 PM
I participated in the Portland NAMI Walk on May 19, 2013. My daughter and I joined our local team to help increase awareness of mental illness and the number of people it impacts.