A lot of people just don’t understand depression. Comments like “buck up,” “just don’t worry about it,” and “what do you have to stress about?” demonstrate the lack of understanding in our society surrounding clinical depression. Author Julie Hersh is addressing that lack of understanding with her new book Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope.
Eastway Behavioral Healthcare, the region’s largest, private nonprofit mental health agency, is pleased to welcome Julie Hersh to speak about her experiences on Thursday, November 11 at the Dayton Art Institute. The luncheon will feature Ms. Hersh sharing her story and include a book signing.
Struck by Living is a narrative non-fiction which traces the author’s search for identity through her career, interfaith marriage, motherhood and clinical depression. With humor and brutal honesty, Hersh picks apart the irony of her life. Loving husband, healthy children, financial security and … she tried to kill herself three times.
Hersh says, “My goal with Struck by Living is to dispel the fear associated with mental illness and make it more real for those who have never experienced depression.” Her book provides a personal account of what a clinically depressed person feels and the challenges faced for a medical problem with an inexact methodology for recovery. For more information on Ms. Hersh’s story, visit the book’s Web site: www.struckbyliving.com.
About the Author: Julie Hersh is Board President of the Dallas Children’s Theater and active supporter of the Suicide and Crisis Center, Mental Health America, Empower African Children, and other nonprofit organizations. After earning her BBA at the University of Notre Dame, Hersh worked in high-tech product development and marketing/sales in Silicon Valley. She “retired” from a lucrative sales management position after the birth of her first child. A long-time member of the Cooper Center, Hersh ran her first marathon at age 48. She lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, TX.
WHAT: Struck by Living: Eastway Welcomes Author Julie Hersh
WHERE: Dayton Art Institute
WHEN: Thursday, Novemeber 11 11:30-1:30 (lunch served at noon)
Advocate Ticket: $75 Individual
Champion Tickets: $500 table of eight
Corporate Sponsorships Available