Andrea Petersen, a contributing writer to the Wall Street Journal, discusses her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety. at New Trier High School's Northfield Campus, in the Cornog Auditorium at 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093
This event 7:00 PM will be videotaped. Suitable for ages 12+.
Co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Cook County North Suburban (NAMI-CCNS).
"An honest memoir of [Petersen's] 15-plus years of struggle with an anxiety disorder...Required reading for anyone working with those who have the disorder."
"By chronicling her own experiences with a variety of therapeutic interventions and coping mechanisms, she sheds light on the circuitous route those with anxiety disorder travel. With reported incidences of the disorder on the rise, particularly among millennials, Petersen's account is enlightening and informative."
"In On Edge, Andrea Petersen paints a vivid picture of how anxiety has affected her work, romantic relationships, and experience as a parent. We see not only the ways in which her anxiety has held her back, but also how it has led her to live a richer, more authentic life. This brave, hopeful, sensitive account, grounded in the latest neuroscience, will be both enlightening and comforting to the millions who struggle with anxiety."
-- SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
"With a clever mix of science and story, Petersen reveals her search for the roots of her life-long struggle with anxiety. On Edge is both moving and informative, and recommended for those who suffer for similar reasons, as well as those who are simply curious about the workings of the mind."
-- JOSEPH LEDOUX, University Professor and Professor of Neural Science at New York University; author of Anxious
A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety.