Kay Whiting Harrison Event
Join us in welcoming local author Kay Whiting Harrison, with her debut, Lived to Tell!
Saturday, Sept. 24th @ 5:00 pm.
Kay Whiting Harrison shares her personal journey through the twists and turns, triumphs, and tragedies of her life as she secretly struggles with a mental illness. She copes with a severe and terminal disability of a daughter, a life-threatening illness with a son, financial pressures, and other life challenges while trying to keep the demons of depression and anxiety at bay and hidden from the rest of the world. Despite being a competent wife, mother, business woman, and community leader, mounting tensions and mental illness eventually lead her to try to take her own life. She shares her initial disappointment at surviving. As a perfectionist, surviving was not in her plan. yet, not only did she survive, much to her own surprise, she transformed from being ashamed and hiding her struggles to becoming an outspoken advocate, sharing her personal experiences with others to let them know that not only is it okay to talk about your mental health but it's essential - in some cases, life-saving!
About the Author:
Kay is a wife, mother, grandmother, business woman, avid skier, hike, bicyclist, and - a suicide attempt survivor. Kay retired in 2016 from a career in hospital management. She has twenty-five years experience working in marketing for various companies and has been an active member of many other community organizations and her church. Today, Kay is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and is certified in Suicide Intervention, QPR, Mental Health First Aid and LEAP. Kay has dedicated her life to assist and support others who suffer. She speaks openly about her mental illness and suicide attempt to groups. churches, individuals, and organizations. Kay is from Utah and attended Weber State University and Brigham Young University. She met her husband, Lex, while both were racing for the BYU ski team. They have four children and four grandchildren. They reside in Park City, Utah.