Ken Duckworth: You Are Not Alone

Ken Duckworth event promo graphic. Includes author headshot and YOU ARE NOT ALONE cover.
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:00pm
Free
BookPeople
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

BookPeople welcomes Ken Duckworth to celebrate the release of You Are Not Alone. This event is co-sponsored by NAMI Texas and NAMI Central Texas and will include a panel discussion, an audience Q&A, and a signing line.


EVENT INFO:

  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 7 P.M.
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: The Second Floor of BookPeople
  • The author will be signing copies of their book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople.

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary.
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at online@bookpeople.com

ABOUT YOU ARE NOT ALONE:

Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness every year, and the Covid-19 pandemic only further exposed the shortcomings of the American mental health system. Too many are confused, afraid, and overwhelmed, with many asking themselves the same questions: What does it mean when different doctors give me different diagnoses? What if my insurance won’t cover my treatment? Will I ever feel better? Families and friends are often left in the dark about how best to help their loved ones, from dealing with financial and logistical issues, to handling the emotional challenges of loving someone who is suffering.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE is here to offer help. Written by Dr. Ken Duckworth with the wisdom of a psychiatrist and the vulnerability of a peer, this comprehensive guide centers the poignant lived experiences of over 125 individuals from across the country whose first-person stories illustrate the diversity of mental health journeys. This book also provides

  • Practical guidance on dealing with a vast array of mental health conditions and navigating care.
  • Research-based evidence on what treatments and approaches work.
  • Insight and advice from renowned clinical experts and practitioners.

This singular resource—the first book from the National Alliance on Mental Illness—is a powerful reminder that help is here, and you are never alone.


ABOUT KEN DUCKWORTH:

DR. KEN DUCKWORTH, MD, is the chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has worked with NAMI since 2003. Ken is board certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was previously acting commissioner and medical director at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Ken has worked on an assertive community treatment team, at an early psychosis program, at an elementary school, at a health plan, and with people who are unhoused. His passion for this work comes from his loving dad who had bipolar disorder. Ken lives with his family in Boston.


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Thank you for supporting Ken Duckworth, NAMI Texas, NAMI Central Texas, and your local independent bookstore!