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Karen Russell

Karen is an author and artist and has been a South Burnett local since 2012, where she participates in various community groups while managing her own mental illness. Karen has won various awards for her works and is the author and illustrator of the book Deakon the Dragon is Sad. Deakon encompasses the topics of depression, bullying & isolation, written in a heartfelt and playful manner. Karen's own mental illness and her interactions with her family were the inspiration for writing about Deakon and she now uses the book to help others.

Session Information

WRITING THE WRONGS - CAN WE PEN OUR WAY OUT OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

Supported by Taylor Safety Equipment, Dr Peter McIlveen is in conversation with Dr Leanne DoddSuzanne Holt and Karen Russell.