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Author event to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in Cook County

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Cook County Public Health & Human Services recently announced a virtual event with Jeff Zuckerman, author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story.

The event, titled “Sharing a Lived Experience of Resiliency and Hope,” will include readings from Zuckerman’s book, a portrayal of the role a spouse takes in loving a partner with a mental illness. Zuckerman’s story chronicles the power of compassion, faith and resilience in the survival of a marriage and a caregiver’s own well-being.

“We invited Jeff to speak because of his open and honest approach to discussing mental health struggles — the difficulties of those experiencing mental health symptoms and those that support them on the journey to recovery,” said Grace Bushard, Cook County Children and Family Services supervisor. “His work to destigmatize mental illness is important for all of us to hear.”

For more information about the event, click here.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Zuckerman about his book and the upcoming event.