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Don’t Call Me Crazy: Navigating Mental Health with Compassion, Understanding, and Honesty

  • Schofield Hall, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire 105 Garfield Avenue Eau Claire, WI, 54701 (map)

Kelly Jensen

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This event is co-sponsored by the Katherine S. Schneider Disability Issues Forum and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation. Captioning and sign language interpreting will be provided by the L. E. Phillips Family Foundation. Sally Webb has provided additional support.

While roughly 20% of Americans live with a mental illness, more than half of those who suffer have gone untreated for the past year. Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health, will talk about her own experiences with depression and anxiety, where and how she decided to get help for myself when she turned 30. Using what she learned from her own experiences, Jensen will discuss where and how to talk about mental health, as well as tools and resources for cracking open those discussions.

>> Our book sales committee will have copies of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.


KELLY JENSEN is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. Her current position is with Book Riot, where she focuses on talking about young adult literature in all of its manifestations. Her books include Here We Are: Feminism for The Real World and (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health, a collection of art, essays, and words to launch a powerful and important conversation about mental health. It was named a best book of 2018 by the Washington Post and earned a Schneider Family Book Award Honor.