Chartrand in Kansas City Star

David Chartrand recently wrote a column about his mother and father that appeared in the Kansas City Star called “Holding on to memories for dear life.”  You can read the column on the KC Star website.

Chartrand was the winner of a first place award in the 2002 NSNC writing contest.

The humor and commentary of David Chartrand have appeared in publications throughout North America. His essays on families, children, education, and health issues are distributed to daily newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate as well as by his own distribution company.

He currently is completing a work of narrative nonfiction that examines attitudes toward mental illness in successful, middle-class communities. He was on a panel at the NSNC New Orleans conference discussing mental health issues.

Chartrand is a 1975 Kansas State University journalism graduate. His web site is

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