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Speakers’ Series: Wednesday, May 08, 7:30 p.m. EDT

May 08, 2019: “Derailed on the Bipolar Express” author Joie Edson

Raising a child with a mood disorder presents challenges that are difficult and grueling. Joie Edson, the author of Derailed on the Bipolar Express, discusses her goals for writing and publishing her memoir while frankly sharing her challenges of raising two sons with mental illness and substance abuse.

During her talk, Ms. Edson will conduct two readings from her book. Her readings will reflect on the emotional 15-year journey of raising her two sons with Bipolar Disorder. She also will share advice and the tools she has developed for coping, navigating the mental health system, and advocating for her sons’ well-being.

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