Meet Kim Hodges
Date & time
Sat 12 Oct 2019
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Add to Calendar 2019-10-12 14:30 2019-10-12 15:30 Australia/Brisbane Meet Kim Hodges <em>'I had a slight inkling that things were not quite right. I, too, had felt a slender change in me. It was a feeling. I could neither touch nor see it – so how could it be real? I was out of kilter, out of sync.’</em> When Kim Hodges’ psychologist suggests she has depression, she immediately recoils from the idea. She is a mother, a wife, an academic – a functional human being! But it is the only diagnosis that explains the days she can barely lift her heavy limbs out of bed, the sick feeling that moves its way across her body and brain, the isolation, alcohol use, the colour that evaporated and left her world grey. What follows is a five-year journey that involves six lengthy hospital stays, multiple trips to the Emergency Department, innumerable engagements with health professionals, and eventually, the ability for Kim to overcome the denial, shame and stigma she feels about mental illness to begin her road to recovery. Raw, honest and confronting, join Kim Hodges as she discusses her latest book <em>Girl Over the Edge.</em> Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Kim to sign.&nbsp;To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-kim-hodges-brisbane-square-library-tickets-72187399455" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a>, or phone the library. Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

'I had a slight inkling that things were not quite right. I, too, had felt a slender change in me. It was a feeling. I could neither touch nor see it – so how could it be real? I was out of kilter, out of sync.’

When Kim Hodges’ psychologist suggests she has depression, she immediately recoils from the idea. She is a mother, a wife, an academic – a functional human being! But it is the only diagnosis that explains the days she can barely lift her heavy limbs out of bed, the sick feeling that moves its way across her body and brain, the isolation, alcohol use, the colour that evaporated and left her world grey.

What follows is a five-year journey that involves six lengthy hospital stays, multiple trips to the Emergency Department, innumerable engagements with health professionals, and eventually, the ability for Kim to overcome the denial, shame and stigma she feels about mental illness to begin her road to recovery.

Raw, honest and confronting, join Kim Hodges as she discusses her latest book Girl Over the Edge.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Kim to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite, or phone the library.

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.

Venue

Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane City

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