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This Is My Brave Alumni Author Chats
May 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Next month, Nita Sweeney (author of Depression Hates a Moving Target) will be a guest speaker for the May This is My Brave series.
“Within our Brave family, many of our alumni storytellers are also published authors! We know that reading is such a powerful tool for recovery, so for Mental Health Month, we want to share these incredible books by inviting our alum authors to chat with us about their books. Each Wednesday in May, we’ll host #BraveDays conversations with our incredible published alumni authors.”
The “This is My Brave” series will take place every May Wednesday, at 2pm EST, to honor Mental Health Awareness Month.
The list of alumni authors for May 12th is as follows:
Nita Sweeney – Columbus 2019 Alum / Author of Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink
Charita Cole Brown – Baltimore 2018 Alum / Author of Defying the Verdict: My Bipolar Life
Elise Seyfried – Philly 2018 Alum / Author of Unhaling: On God, Grace and a Perfectly Imperfect Life; Underway: Reflections On Everyday Grace; Everyday Matters; In Discovery: Thoughts on an Unfolding Life
How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)
It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.