Summer Read 2019
BEYOND THE PAGES
with Sue Klebold
Hear from the author as she discusses the importance of mental health awareness and intervention!
Monday, September 16
The Kulkarni Theatre, Penn State Harrisburg
Register to attend the free event at transforminghealth.org
Join the Conversation—Read Sue Klebold’s best-selling book!
A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
The Library System of Lancaster County and neighboring Central PA library systems are teaming up with WITF’s Transforming Health and Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA and to present a “Summer Read.” Through September, the public is invited to visit their local library to borrow and read A Mother’s Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy written by Sue Klebold; then participate in discussions of the book with their friends, family and library-sponsored book discussion groups.
Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two shooters at Columbine high school in 1999 who killed 13 people before ending their own lives. On this 20th anniversary, we reflect on the issues of mental health problems and violence that intersected to create that incomprehensible terror.
Sue Klebold has spent the last 15 years excavating every detail of her family life, and trying to understand the crucial intersection between mental health problems and violence. Instead of becoming paralyzed by her grief and remorse, she has become a passionate and effective agent working tirelessly to advance mental health awareness and intervention. In addition to volunteering on local non-profit boards for suicide prevention organizations, Sue is a member of the National Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Consumer-Survivor Subcommittee. She has participated in presentations, co-chaired conferences at the state and national levels, and written about the experience of surviving a loved one’s murder-suicide.
Borrow the Book
Books are on the shelves now. A Summer Read runs now through September and organizers (including our libraries) hope you will participate by borrowing A Mother’s Reckoning, read it, and hold discussions with your book clubs, friends, family and colleagues.
A Summer Read is also supported by Capital Blue Cross, WellSpan Health and Penn State Health.
PA Forward: Health Literacy – We envision a Pennsylvania with active citizens able to manage their own and their family’s WELL-BEING, empowered to be EFFECTIVE PARTNERS with their healthcare providers, and living longer, more productive lives.
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