Stories That Heal: Lindsey SmithThursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join us for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring Lindsey Smith (Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girl’s Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating).
Stories That Heal is a series that highlights local authors who live with and/or have a loved one who lives with mental health conditions. Their stories of lived experience promote empathy, foster resilience, and uncover the truths about living with a mental health diagnosis.
During each event, an author will read an excerpt from their book and a moderated Q&A will follow.
Please join us as we celebrate Pittsburgh literature and fight stigma!
Lindsey Smith, known as the Food Mood Girl, is a nationally recognized author, health coach, dynamic speaker, and wellness icon devoted to helping everyone live a more vibrant life through self-love and healthy choices. Author of “Junk Foods & Junk Moods,” “Hear Me Roar,” and “Food Guilt No More,” Lindsey believes in a holistic approach to health. That a healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy spirit are the key ingredients to a happy life. Lindsey has been featured on the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life magazine, and is a regular fixture in the media in her native Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.FoodMoodGirl.com
Writing Away Stigma Teen Authors:
Juno Elio Avillez do Nascimento is a fifteen-year-old who attends Lincoln Park for writing and publishing. In the future he plans to become a screenwriter and work to promote tolerance, acceptance, and peace.
Bridget Van Houtem is a 9th grader whose poetry has been published in a literary journal called Pulp. She most enjoys screenwriting and hopes to make people laugh all throughout the world someday.
Writing Away the Stigma is an opportunity for writers to use their true stories to help combat the dangerous shame and stigma surrounding mental illness. This spring, through a series of writing workshops and public readings, and under the direction of author Yona Harvey, nine local teens learned to write and share their true stories in a meaningful way.Writing Away the Stigma is a project of the Creative Nonfiction Foundation and was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Grable Foundation. Learn more at www.creativenonfiction.org/