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Sean Astin: How to Navigate Mental Illness Within the Family Dynamic

DateBox EventDetailTime EventDetailLocation
Oct
13
Thu
Oct 13, 2022
Thursday
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Lincoln, NE

Sean Astin will share intimate stories and details of growing up in a family where a mental health issue informs everyday life.

Fees & Payment

Free, pre-registration required 

Description

Sean Astin approaches the mental health conversation from a unique perspective. His mother, Academy Award and multi-Emmy Award winner Patty Duke, suffered through most of Sean’s childhood with an undiagnosed bipolar mood condition. Once diagnosed, she became a nationally renowned mental health advocate, writing books, producing a film and giving lectures across the country in an effort to help destigmatize mental illness. For over twenty years, Sean has continued to build on his mother’s legacy of advocacy. By sharing intimate stories and details of growing up in a family where a mental health issue informs everyday life, Sean guides audience the through practical thinking about the issues from a lay perspective. Having built a relationship with film audiences for forty years, Sean relies on that goodwill to allow him to delve into these topics in a serious and supportive manner. His discussions are about representation, advocacy and empowerment in a relatable manner with an emphasis on his disarming and common-sense perspective.

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Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Thu, October 13 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Location Details

  • St. Mark's United Methodist Church
    8550 Pioneers Blvd.
    Lincoln, NE 68520

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