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Back by popular demand, we will host an SDWF book club discussion that pertains to this year’s grant topic – Youth Mental Health. The first book is our primary discussion; we will spend an hour on it. The second book will be discussed in the last half hour for those who want to do both or have a deeper dive into the material. A summary of each book will be provided to everyone so even if you are not able to read the full book, please consider attending!

We will hold the book discussion on Wednesday, February 28, 4-5:30PM. You do not need to read both books to participate in the discussion.

Must register in advance to attend – Zoom details and discussion questions will be sent closer to the event date.

Book 1: “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma and Adversity” by Nadine Burke Harris.

The news of Burke Harris’s research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEs—adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come​.

Book 2: “Don’t Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health” by Kelly Jensen.

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy is a conversation starter and guide to better understanding how our mental health affects us every day. Thirty-three writers, athletes, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and do not talk about mental health, help for a better understanding of how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.

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