This year, Transforming Health and the Summer Read partners chose the book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, by Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, who was one of the two Columbine High School shooters. Summer Read partners chose the book because they recognized the need to raise awareness about mental health and the need for increased access to care and resources.
Why should we read this book?
The book uses the tragedy at Columbine as a launching point to directly address mental health issues – including broader awareness of mental health needs, and greater resources to address them. Book discussions and related events will be planned for readers to meet and discuss the book. A speaking event with the author is planned for September 16 at a location to be determined.
Why choose such a difficult subject?
Summer Read partners recognize that this book and author may be controversial to some, and we respect and welcome the views of all community stakeholders in these important issues. They believe mental health awareness is a pressing community health need, and they encourage their neighbors to help us break the stigma around mental health so that we can have these important conversations.
How can I read this book?
You can request one of our copies, or loan it from any Lebanon County Library.
Book Discussion: October 8, 2019
The Better Together Behavioral Health Action Team will be hosting a local book discussion on October 8, 2019 at 6:00pm.
Wrinkle and Boon Coffee Shop
12 N 9th St, Lebanon, PA
Facilitated by: Tracey Van Marter, WellSpan Philhaven
FOR IMMEDIATE CRISIS ASSISTANCE: Lebanon County Crisis Intervention Call (717) 274-3363 or Text “PA” to 741741