Event date: 5/19/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Export event
COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA ~~~~~~ May 6, 2021 (LSN) Cook County Public Health & Human Services recently announced a virtual event with Jeff Zuckerman, author of “Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story,” in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.
This free event, titled “Sharing a Lived Experience of Resiliency and Hope,” will include readings from Zuckerman’s book — a candid, funny, and refreshingly irreverent portrayal of the role a spouse takes in loving a partner with a mental illness. Intimate and ultimately hopeful, Zuckerman’s story chronicles the power of compassion, faith and resilience in the survival of a marriage and a caregiver's own well-being.
“We invited Jeff to speak because of his open and honest approach to discussing mental health struggles — the difficulties of those experiencing mental health symptoms and those that support them on the journey to recovery,” said Grace Bushard, Cook County Children and Family Services Supervisor. “His work to destigmatize mental illness is important for all of us to hear.”
To register for the event, go to the Cook County Higher Education website or click here.
This event is offered in partnership with:
The Grand Marais Public Library has organized a collection of books, including Zuckerman’s, related to mental health that is now available. In addition to the May 19 event, Cook County Public Health & Human Services and partners are sharing a list of mental health resources:
About Jeff Zuckerman:
Zuckerman is a freelance editor and writer living in Minneapolis. He was an award-winning newspaper reporter, editor and university writing instructor, and for many years he directed the writing center at Walden University. Jeff was a reviewer of the seventh edition of the APA style manual and, over the past quarter century, he has read and edited more than 1,500 dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences. In an earlier career he was a social worker with migrant farmworkers and a community organizer. For more on Zuckerman, visit https://www.jeffzuckerman.com/
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