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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Amy: My Daughter" As Told By Mitch Winehouse

Amy Winehouse at Eurockéennes de Belfort (Fest...
Amy Winehouse at Eurockéennes de Belfort (Festival Eurockéennes) ; Photo V. Gable (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you are a parent, then last thing you ever want to consider is burying your child. We think of it as being unnatural, unthinkable, and unbearable. And yet, death happens, just as sure as life happens. Death can come suddenly or be a slow approaching inevitable event due to chronic physical or mental ailments. Sometimes the death of child or young adult will be mentioned in local headlines, national headlines and even international headlines.

The death notices, obituaries and eulogies can be cryptic and sometimes painfully honest when the cause of death is addiction. If you are a parent of a child or young adult struggling with the disease of addiction, you fear the worst. But sometimes a parent or other family member will be emboldened to make the untimely death a reason to get involved to help other families who know the struggle of addiction.

It is just about a year ago that one famous young adult died as the result of alcoholism. Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, just a few weeks shy of her 28th birthday. Three days later Amy was laid to rest. It was three months later that her father announced that he would be writing a book titled "Amy: My Daughter." But his intention was not to make money, but instead to use it as a teaching tool and to raise money for the Winehouse Foundation, which Mitch Winehouse established to support young people struggling with substance abuse.

Mitch Winehouse's book "Amy: My Daughter" is scheduled to go on sale June 26, 2012, and according to The Sacramento Bee and in keeping with his goal to help others:
"The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse, will partner with Mitch Winehouse, father of the late renowned singer, songwriter and five-time Grammy award winner Amy Winehouse for the next "Meet The Parents Hour" Facebook chat and Q & A session taking place on Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT."
This is called a "Meet The Parents Hour" which will welcome questions from parents, families and Amy's fans.  If you wish to participate you can visit drugfree.org's Facebook page.  If you would like to submit a question to Mitch Winehouse ahead of time, please visit Meet the Parents Hour here.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/20/4575563/the-partnership-at-drugfreeorg.html#storylink=cpy
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