Join us for Book Passage Event August 27

"Behind the Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as told by Parents"

Thursday, August 27 at 7pm

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Free event! Co-sponsored by Buckelew Programs and NAMI Marin.

Author Mary Widdifield will read from the book she wrote with her sister and have a conversation with the audience about mental illness.

When Elin Widdifield learned her son’s mental illness diagnosis, she and her sister, Mary Widdifield, recognized that stories about the experiences of parenting a child with a mental illness had not been told. Though Elin is professionally trained in psychology and has years of experience treating families and individuals, she became acutely aware that living with a person who has a mental illness is quite distinct from treating that person. The book is a resource for all family members searching for understanding and support. Through each story and each parent’s journey, readers will gain insight into how these inspiring and brave parents moved through grief, guilt, hope, and recovery.