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Mental Health Author Series

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Mental Health Author Series: Mary Cregan

The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

Author Mary Cregan will be at The Basilica of Saint Mary to read from and discuss her new book, The Scar.  A graceful and penetrating memoir interweaving the author’s descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of the illness.  At age 27, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna.  But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies – plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivoltal experience and attempts to make sense of it.  Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.  “An Instant Classic” – NPR.


Copies of The Scar will be available for sale and signing at the event.  Hardcover - $26.95 plus tax.

lOCATION:  Teresa of Calcutta Hall



For more information, contact Janet or call 612.317.3508.



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The Scar