V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Mark Vonnegut speaks tonight. FREE.
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Oct 4 2011 3:43 PM ]
I interviewed Kurt Vonnegut’s son. He’s also an author, and he documents his experience with mental illness. Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So is hilarious, wrenching and insightful.
Up front in the book is a note on its title:
When I talk to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other patient support groups, I take questions at the end. At one talk I was asked, “What’s the difference between yourself and someone without mental illness?”
Art helps him cope.
“It's really hard to think of something like the arts, where you literally make something out of nothing,” he says. “And then you can say, I am good for something.”
That’s what he’ll be speaking on tonight.
Mark Vonnegut on art and mental illness
Presented by Ideas in Psychiatry
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
1634 University NE
He’s giving another free lecture on psychiatric diagnoses Friday in the late-morning.
Vonnegut on diagnoses
Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
UNM’s Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, East Building auditorium, room 1220
1001 Stanford NE
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
I Am Good for Something
Art’s healing effect on mental illness
By Marisa Demarco
He’s finished a sequel to his first book, which looked at mental illness and recovery. Three decades later, he’d become a doctor. He had kids. And then he had another breakdown.
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