2022 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Goes to Poet, Mental Health Advocate Kyli Santiago

Atlanta, GA – September 5, 2022 – Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "Healing Yesterday's Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self" by Kyli Santiago won the Silver Medal in the Poetry - Inspirational category.

The 2022 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest and most popular book awards contests in the world and it has earned respect from renowned publishers such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins.

The Silver Medal awarded to Santiago’s debut collection promises to bring greater recognition and support to her mission to raise awareness about poetry’s beneficial effects on depression and mental health issues.

When asked about her mission, Santiago states, “Poetry is medicine for the broken spirit – possessing the power to cure minds, hearts, and souls. The benefits reading, writing, and reciting poetry offers those who’ve endured hardship, painful experiences, emotional trauma, and mental health issues are immeasurable. The positive effects are real. And the world needs to know.”

Taking readers on a cathartic journey of mental healing and emotional release, Healing Yesterday’s Tears tackles heavy topics including depression, anxiety, and suicide. It is the poet’s hope that it can be used to help those suffering from mental illness heal and empower themselves through the discovery of self-love.

“In Healing Yesterday’s Tears, we find out that we need self-love … as well as self-preservation. Learning to be who you really are is essential to good mental health. Use the words of this book to motivate you to keep moving forward. Love yourself. Get rid of the negative and the toxic. Realize your worth.” – Philip Van Heusen, Readers’ Favorite

Silver Medal Winner for the ‘Poetry – Inspirational’ category in the 14th Annual Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Healing Yesterday’s Tears is 75 pages and is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kyli Santiago is an Atlanta-based poet, spoken word artist, entrepreneur, and emotional wellbeing & mental health advocate. She earned her BA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

Contact Kyli Santiago at her website: https://www.kylisantiago.com

Atlanta, GA – September 5, 2022 – Readers' Favorite is proud to announce that "Healing Yesterday's Tears: An Inspiring Poetry Book about Overcoming Emotion and Discovering Love of Self" by Kyli Santiago won the Silver Medal in the Poetry - Inspirational category.

The 2022 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest and most popular book awards contests in the world and it has earned respect from renowned publishers such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins.

The Silver Medal awarded to Santiago’s debut collection promises to bring greater recognition and support to her mission to raise awareness about poetry’s beneficial effects on depression and mental health issues.

When asked about her mission, Santiago states, “Poetry is medicine for the broken spirit – possessing the power to cure minds, hearts, and souls. The benefits reading, writing, and reciting poetry offers those who’ve endured hardship, painful experiences, emotional trauma, and mental health issues are immeasurable. The positive effects are real. And the world needs to know.”

Taking readers on a cathartic journey of mental healing and emotional release, Healing Yesterday’s Tears tackles heavy topics including depression, anxiety, and suicide. It is the poet’s hope that it can be used to help those suffering from mental illness heal and empower themselves through the discovery of self-love.

“In Healing Yesterday’s Tears, we find out that we need self-love … as well as self-preservation. Learning to be who you really are is essential to good mental health. Use the words of this book to motivate you to keep moving forward. Love yourself. Get rid of the negative and the toxic. Realize your worth.” – Philip Van Heusen, Readers’ Favorite

Silver Medal Winner for the ‘Poetry – Inspirational’ category in the 14th Annual Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Healing Yesterday’s Tears is 75 pages and is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kyli Santiago is an Atlanta-based poet, spoken word artist, entrepreneur, and emotional wellbeing & mental health advocate. She earned her BA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

Contact Kyli Santiago at her website: https://www.kylisantiago.com

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