BY BOB FRISBY, M.S.
This web-site is the closest thing to a non-profit web-site you’ll find. I’m hoping to get sponsored by a non-profit organization in the future and they could handle the donations that would be tax deductible. I expect the majority of the donated funds would be going toward advertising this web-site and book. I have made it clear to those who know me that I want this site available to all peoples throughout the world (I know that sounds a bit grandiose but I do feel the information in the book and the web-site can, and will, save lives).
The book is available as an EBook at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Kindle. If you purchase it this way, I'd like to know how easy it was reading it, or if you think I should make some changes to make it easier. The book is meant for anyone caring for a person with severe mental illness; be that as a friend, relative, or professional provider of services. I especially believe that students in psychology, sociology, psychiatry, nursing, counseling, social work, corrections and law enforcement should have access to this book and web-site. Somewhere down the road I will come out ahead in book sales and that will be my personal source of income; until then I’m throwing all I have at getting the word out about the web-site and the book.
If you have any social media skills and the time; I’d appreciate it if you’d let Demi Lovato, Zelda and Zackary Williams, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Muriel Hemingway, Bradley Cooper, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Opra, Patrick Kennedy, Nicole Richie, Anderson Cooper, Maya Lin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Julia Roberts, know about the web-site and book. I’m looking into the possibility of having the web-site connect to facebook and then I’d try those contacts myself. If you or they can contact me at my email address (on this web-site), with a proper address to send them a book, I would be happy to mail them a free copy of the book. They can decide if the web-site and/or the book are worthy of any donations. I will give a "finders fee" to anyone who gets me the address of one of these folks, and they get the book and they connect back with me about the book. Once that connection is made, I will send $50-$100 to the person who gave me a working address that gets a response from this specific person. I will keep all future donations anonymous and just show in this budget section what comes in and where the money goes. I’ve tried to reach a few of them but the doors to open were too many and too confusing for me. I'm seventy-two years old and I'm not good at computer stuff. These few I’ve chosen for a variety of reasons, especially because I know they would care about folks that have serious mental illnesses. Hopefully they would then contact their other famous friends and encourage them to visit the web-site, buy the book and broaden their knowledge base about this growing issue of national importance. I for one am getting tired of seeing mentally ill people without help, and hurting themselves or others.
I will only report donations that come in and what that money goes for. So far I haven't gotten any donations, as they wouldn't be tax deductible.
I appreciate your taking the time to read this. I would urge the poor folks and the disabled not to donate to this web-site.