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Author Visit: A Family’s Mental Health Journey and Polk County Resources

  • South Side Library
  • Address: 1111 SW Porter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315
  • February 28, 2018
  • 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Price: Free
Overview

Local author James Stordahl first recognized his mental health issues through his daughter. As he supported her through ADD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder, he began to recognize the extreme emotions in himself as well. Stordahl began journaling his feelings, and those notes later became the basis for his first book.

Stordahl will talk about the journey he and his family took in dealing with their mental health. He’ll talk specifically about living with bipolar disorder and “owning” your disability. ISU Extension officers will explain what resources are available in Polk County for those who want help. Through this program, you’ll learn how to start a conversation about this important topic at home, work, and wherever it’s needed.

Author Visit: A Family’s Mental Health Journey and Polk County Resources