Please join us in congratulating GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard, who was one of the winners at the 72nd Annual Christopher Awards, taking home the prize for his book, Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved me on and Off General Hospital. “So proud!” the actor exclaimed on Twitter when the news was announced. “Anything that has to do with my book, it’s incredible for me. I always just wanted to make a difference, especially with mental health.”
The Christopher Awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators, whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit” and reflects the Christopher motto, “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Prizes are awarded in categories like TV, Cable, and Streaming, Feature Films, Books for Adults, and Books for Young People.
Originally published in April 2020, Nothing General About It was released in paperback on April 13. The memoir, co-written with Susan Black, chronicles Benard’s life story as he navigates an acting career while struggling with mental health and his bipolar diagnosis. The GH star also speaks out on mental health issues weekly via his State of Mind YouTube series.
Congratulations to Benard on his award, and if you haven’t already read his book, you should definitely pick it up!