MidCoast Libraries will welcome a return visit by North Coast author Kim Hodges in May as she launches her second book, Girl over the Edge at Forster and Tea Gardens.
Kim Hodges will visit Forster at 10am and Tea Gardens at 2pm on Friday, May 4.
In a world where mental illness is still largely misunderstood, this will be an opportunity to hear firsthand from someone who has experienced deep depression and battled to overcome bipolar disorder.
Girl over the Edge is a raw memoir, detailing Kim’s experience of mental illness over five years, taking the reader into severe episodes of depression, on the road to recovery and everything else in between.
Kim visited Taree Library in 2016 when her first book Girl on the Edge was released, and says her new book "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".
Professor Gordon Parker from the Black Dog Institute says: "Kim Hodges details how her mood disorder stripped her bare and articulates what has kept her going.
“The reader will be struck by her honesty and authenticity.”
There is no charge to attend Kim Hodge's visit, but spaces are limited. You can book your place online at www.midcoastlibraries.com.au.
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