Author to share inspiring story of mental illness
Cessnock Library will host academic and author, Kim Hodges from 1.30-2.30pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018 to talk about her latest book, Girl over the Edge.
Girl over the Edge is Kim’s 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 incredibly successful debut memoir Girl on the Edge (2016), Girl over the Edge will take the reader into severe episodes of depression, on the road to recovery and everything else in between.
Kim Hodges said, “This memoir captures the denial, stigma and shame I have in my own mind about mental illness; the debilitating physical and mental agony of the illness; engagements with health professionals and facing my own mortality.”
Kim’s presentation will give you an insight into what it’s like to suffer from mental illness and also help to challenge beliefs, attitudes and reduce the stigma that’s often associated with the illness.
This is a free event and you can book your spot by calling the team at Cessnock Library on 4993 4399.
You can also find out more about Kim by visiting her website at www.kimhodges.id.au.