Mom’s Choice Award-Winner, Chief Patrick J. Kenny (Ret) Interview
Mom’s Choice Awards
August 12, 2022
“Mom’s Choice Awards is excited to announce another post in our interview series where we chat with the inventors, designers, publishers, and others behind some of our favorite family-friendly products.
Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! We have a very special interview for you all today. MCA was extremely fortunate to be able to get the chance to speak with Chief Patrick J. Kenny (Retired) about his award-winning book, Taking The Cape Off: How to Lead through Mental Illness, Unimaginable Grief, and Loss. Taking the Cape Off shares Fire Chief Pat Kenny’s journey to overcome his perceived failure as a leader in his most cherished duty, that of being a protector. His “Cape” failed to protect his 20-year-old son Sean from dying by suicide after a lifelong battle with mental illness. His anguish was complicated by his role as the leader of a fire department. This comprehensive handbook is for leaders in any profession, for grief-stricken parents, and for anyone who struggles with the stigma of mental health.”
You can read the powerful interview, including signs he shares about his journey in writing this book here