Kim Hodges' second memoir Girl Over the Edge will be launched by Dr Peter McGeorge, a Consultant Psychiatrist at St Vincent’s Private Hospital
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.
In this follow up to her incredibly successful debut memoir Girl on the Edge (2016), Girl Over the Edge will take the reader into severe episodes of depression, on the road to recovery and everything else in between
Join Kim at Gleebooks, Glebe at 6.30pm Friday 11th May
Bookings are essential for this free event, and are made here: https://bit.ly/2w3taaO