Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Don’t Call Me Crazy: Navigating Mental Health with Compassion, Understanding, and Honesty

While roughly 20% of Americans live with a mental illness, more than half of those who suffer have gone untreated for the past year. Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health, will talk about her own experiences with depression and anxiety, where and how she decided to get help for herself when she turned 30. Using what she learned from her own experiences, Jensen will discuss where and how to talk about mental health, as well as tools and resources for cracking open those discussions.

KELLY JENSEN is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. Her current position is with Book Riot, where she focuses on talking about young adult literature in all of its manifestations. Her books include Here We Are: Feminism for The Real World and (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health, a collection of art, essays, and words to launch a powerful and important conversation about mental health. It was named a best book of 2018 by the Washington Post and earned a Schneider Family Book Award Honor.

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival book sales committee will have copies of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health available for purchase at this event. Stay for an autographing session following the presentation.

Cost: FREE


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Thu. Oct. 17, 2019   5-6pm


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Location
UWEC Schofield Auditorium
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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