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Launch of Soul Survivors Volume 3: Stories of Recovery: From Despair to Hope

Grow book coverWe are delighted to announce the launch of  ‘Soul Survivors Vol 3: Stories of Recovery: from Despair to Hope, a new collection of essays and stories by GROW Ireland, on Thursday the 20th of March, at 6pm. The  book will be launched by well known local poet & playwright Rita-Ann Higgins with guest speaker Dr.Mike Watts (former GROW Program Co-ordinator).

The aim of the book-launch is to raise awareness in Galway about Mental Health and the importance of using personal stories to offer hope and reduce the stigma around the topic of mental illness. GROW members have been supported on on their journey from mental breakdown to recovery from mental illness. Many are current and former users of the psychiatric services. This newest volume of GROW’s Soul Survivor series contains a sample of their personal stories.

GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. GROW, founded in Australia in 1957 by former mental sufferers, has a national network of over 130 Groups in Ireland. Its principal strength is the support members give each other from their own experience in matters to do with mental health.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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