Damon Tweedy, M.D., presents FACING THE UNSEEN: THE STRUGGLE TO CENTER MENTAL HEALTH IN MEDICINE with Tom Linden, M.D.

Damon Tweedy presents FACING THE UNSEEN: THE STRUGGLE TO CENTER MENTAL HEALTH IN MEDICINE with Tom Linden

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Man in a White Coat comes a powerful and urgent call to center psychiatry and mental health care within the mainstream of medicine.

As much as we all might wish that mental health problems, with their elusive causes and unsettling behaviors, simply did not exist, millions of people suffer from them, sometimes to an extreme extent. Many others face addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as overdose and suicide deaths abound. Yet the vast majority of doctors receive minimal instruction in treating these conditions during their lengthy medical training. This mismatch ignores the clear overlap between physical and mental distress, and too often puts psychiatrists on the outside looking in as the medical system continues to fail many patients.

In Facing The Unseen, bestselling author, professor of psychiatry, and practicing physician Damon Tweedy guides us through his days working in outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals as he meets people from all walks of life who are grappling with physical and psychological illnesses. In powerful, compassionate, and eloquent prose, Tweedy argues for a more comprehensive and integrated approach where people with mental illness have a health care system that places their full well-being front and center.


Damon Tweedy, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health System. His first book, Black Man in a White Coat, was a New York Times Bestseller, selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-fiction books of that year. He has also published articles about race, medicine, and mental health in medical journals and print publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Tom Linden, M.D., teaches courses in environmental and science journalism for undergraduate and graduate students at UNC Chapel Hill. His mission is to train science reporters across all media platforms to better communicate with the public on a variety of science, medical and environmental issues. He is the author of The New York Times Reader: Health & Medicine, published in 2011 by CQ Press.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Facing the Unseen: The Struggle to Center Mental Health in Medicine By Damon Tweedy, M.D. Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250284891
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 9th, 2024

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine By Damon Tweedy, M.D. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250105042
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Published: Picador - September 6th, 2016