The DuSable Museum of African American History

This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bi-Polar-Son

This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bi-Polar-Son
November 5, 2012

Please join us for a stimulating, almost taboo panel discussion on issues related to mental illness within the African American family. You’ll hear first hand from Charlotte Pierce-Baker, the author of “This Fragile Life,” along with psychiatrist Dr. Tanya Anderson of WellGroup Health Partners. Charlotte Pierce-Baker, author of “This Fragile Life,” did everything right when raising her son, providing not only emotional support but the best education possible. At age twenty-five, he was pursuing a postgraduate degree and seemingly in control of his life. She never imagined her high-achieving son would end up handcuffed, dirty, and in jail. This Fragile Life, the story of an African American family facing the challenge of bipolar disorder, provides insight into mental disorders as well as family dynamics. It weaves a fascinating story of mental illness, race, family, the drive of African Americans to succeed, and a mother’s love for her son. This is a FREE event! To RSVP, call 773 947-0600, ext. 290

THIS FRAGILE LIFE - TANYA ANDERSON M.D.
Tanya Anderson M.D.

Sponsored by The Joseph Kellman Family Foundation

This is a FREE event! To RSVP, call 773 947-0600 EXT 290

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