Author and academic Kim Hodges is set to speak about her latest book at Cessnock Library on Tuesday, April 10.
Hodges will appear at the library from 1.30-2.30pm to discuss the book, Girl over the Edge.
Girl over the Edge is Hodges’ second memoir about her experience with mental illness over the past five years, including bipolar 2 disorder, severe depression, generalised anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In this follow up to her successful debut memoir Girl on the Edge (2016), Girl over the Edge takes the reader into severe episodes of depression on the road to recovery and everything in between.
“This memoir captures the denial, stigma and shame I have in my own mind about mental illness,” Hodges said. “The debilitating physical and mental agony of the illness; engagements with health professionals and facing my own mortality.”
Her presentation will offer an insight into mental illness, challenge attitudes and reduce stigma often associated with the illness.
The event is free. To book, call 4993 4399.