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Reading. Sharing. Connecting

Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist, podcaster, and founder of IRise Leadership Institute, a nonprofit that works to eradicate suicide one life at a time. In the book, Unsung Heroes: Deconstructing Suicide Through Stories of TriumphKristie compiles stories from 35 writers from five countries. While each story differs in details, they all give readers raw insight at their experience with suicide, both thoughts and attempts.  Join us Thursday, June 27 as Kristie and some of her contributors share from, “Unsung Heroes”.

Content Warning/Trigger Warning:  The content and discussion of this “Stories the Heal” session will heavily feature suicide, suicidal ideation, and potentially other graphic or intense content.  This content may be emotionally challenging to engage with.

Stories That Heal is a free 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!

Events will take place at the City of Asylum Bookstore located at 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Parking Information (including handicap parking) – http://www.alphabetcity.org/about-us/parking/

Bus Line Information – http://www.alphabetcity.org/about-us/transportation-buses-bikes/

ASL interpretation will be provided by Sign Language Interpreting Professionals (SLIP). Large print signs will be near the entrance. Elevator and accessible bathrooms available.

Event will be live-streamed. Closed captioning to follow.