Novel Medicine

A new book group with a focus on health and wellness. First up? Marbles, a graphic memoir of bipolar disorder.

Novel Medicine
First meetings: Wednesdays, Noon-1:00 pm
October 4th
October 11th

Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder. Weaving together her own experiences with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers , she also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder — including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies can tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind.

With approximately one in five Americans experiencing mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, there’s never been a better time for this important conversation. Dr. Laura Duncan, a primary care provider at Dartmouth Health Connect, will be present at the October 11th session to discuss diagnosing, understanding, and treating depression and other mental health concerns.
The Marbles discussions are the first meetings of Novel Medicine, a book group intended to explore the role that books and the conversations they inspire can play in health, wellness, and healing. Discussions will be moderated by Lisa Low Cadow, a health coach at Dartmouth Health Connect and co-creator of The Book Jam Blog.
Light refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lunch. Please help us ensure that we have enough books to go around by registering for this event.