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Julia’s Reading Room: The Road Back to Myself
April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Road Back to Myself
Written and Performed by Adina Taubman
Directed by Padraic Lillis
THE ROAD BACK TO MYSELF is an autobiographical solo show about Adina Taubman’s experience with a severe clinical depression in 2009-10 and how she overcame it to recover her mental health and go on to become a peer counselor for others who suffer from mood disorders. With humor and honesty, Adina tells the story of how the challenges with her dysfunctional family triggered her depression, which left her feeling isolated and frightened, unable to get out of bed for 9 months, except to go to the doctor. Her journey includes her difficult search for the best treatment and medication, her struggle to hide her illness from her children, finding the strength to fight to get well, and all the people she met along the way. This experience transformed Adina’s life for the better and led her down a road of discovery to a new, more enlightened sense of self. An inspiring story for anyone who struggles with depression or has a friend or family member who struggles with it.