Presented by Mount Zion Brotherhood, Women of Mount Zion Temple, the Mental Health Task Force, and Women’s Spirituality
Guest Speaker: Jeff Zuckerman, author
Open to All!
via Zoom or you can call in at 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID: 814 4608 1945.
Jeff Zuckerman’s harrowing five-year ride began months before his wife, Leah, was diagnosed with late-onset bipolar disorder. After thirty years of marriage, Jeff, a semi-retired editor and second-string catcher on a recreational softball team, nearly became unglued himself as the woman he loved endured an agonizing manic episode and severe depression. Struggling to manage hs own self-care, Jeff needed to learn how to overcome the stigma, loneliness, and guilt that accompanied his wife’s battle with a mood disorder.
Unglued is a candid, funny and refreshingly irreverent portrayal of the role a spouse takes in loving a partner with a mental illness. Intimate and ultimately hopeful, Jeff’s story chronicles the power of compassion, faith and resilience in the survival of a marriage ad a caregiver’s own well-being. Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story is available as a paperback or ebook.
Sponsored by the Mount Zion Brotherhood and the Mental Health Task Force.