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When: Wednesday May 5, 2021 7:00pm
Topic: A Light Amidst the Darkness: Illuminating Mental Illness and Suffering
Gina Capobianco raises awareness about mental health issues on social media. Her fourth book, A Light Amidst the Darkness: Illuminating Mental Illness and Suffering was released in November.
Speaker: Gina Capobianco, author and speaker
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More about the speaker:
Gina Capobianco is a mental health care advocate, a writer, and a speaker. She is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health issues. She uses her personal experiences and her writing in order to help people understand the struggles of individuals with mental health disorders. Sharing her poetry allows her to connect with others and open up dialogue about mental health. Writing and teaching have been healing tools for her as she has lived with depression and anxiety for the past thirty years. Gina was named to EZ-Care’s list of the 100 Best Speakers on Mental Resilience. Her life and her work aim to demonstrate that even though individuals with mental health disorders are faced with ups and downs, everyone can find the light of healing. A Light Amidst the Darkness: Illuminating Mental Illness and Suffering follows Gina’s first three books, Cognizant Introspection, Conscious Connection, and Curative Quest: Mental Health, Hope, and Healing. She lives, writes, and speaks in Southern California.
Ms. Capobianco has spoken for NAMI Orange County and NAMI San Gabriel Valley. She has spoken at several bookstores in Southern California and at a local coffee shop. For the past 24 years, she has been a special education teacher in Southern California.
She has dealt with her own mental health issues (depression and anxiety) for over 30 years. When she speaks, she is open about her own journey and hopes that her experiences may help others.