On February 27 from 6-7 PM, Donna Kay Smith and Susan Spalt will discuss their book “Finding Hope” at the Chapel Hill Public Library (located at 100 Library Drive).
“Finding Hope” is a practical guide for families affected by mental illness. It is derived from the lived experience of families who deal with all types and severity of these illnesses on a daily basis. It was written for people in these situations who had ongoing difficulties. The problems were twofold–a lack of resources that would help to manage these illnesses, and a treatment system that failed their loved one in basic ways. “Finding Hope” was developed in the context of these challenges. Most importantly, it states that no matter how hard or painful the experience, no matter how long it takes to be realized–there is hope. The four sponsors of the event are the Chapel Hill Public Library, National Alliance of Mental Illness in Orange County, Faith Connections on Mental Health, and the Mental Health Community Connection.