On this week’s show, Maria Katsonis, policy adviser, mental health advocate and writer of “The Good Greek Girl” comes on the show to discuss her memoir about coming out as gay and mentally ill to a conservative Greek family.
Panel Operator: Mark
Interviewers: Kathy & Chiara
“From the halls of Harvard, to the beds of the psych ward”
This week, author of the children’s book “My Happy Sad Mummy” comes on the show to talk about her picture book that aims at educating young children about what it is like to live with a parent with Bipolar Disorder. The book serves as a useful tool for parents, teachers, childcare workers, librarians and psychologists to help to explain the impact of this experience from the eyes of a young child. The book will be the first in a line of books aimed at educating children and helping to start the conversation about mental health issues from a young age. For more information about Michelle, her book and other books she has in the works, please visit http://www.michellevasiliu.com/.
Panel Operator: Kathy
Interviewers: Chris & Chiara
Hosts Ben and Kate are joined by Phillip and Heather Murray Tobias, from the DLSM Melbourne Literary Society. Heather is an author, poet, painter and conservationist who has recently published her latest book – “The Glass Staircase” a collection of her poetry and prose.