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Julie K. Hersh
Julie Hersh is a mother, corporate wife survivor, advocate for mental health awareness and author of the book Struck By Living: From Depression to Hope. Published in April of 2010, Struck by Living is already in reprint. Featured on Fox and Friends, PBS (KERA Think! with Krys Boyd), Dallas Morning News and numerous radio programs, Julie's approachable style makes the difficult topic of suicide and mental illness easier to discuss. She's available for speaking engagements, and has done over 75 talks since release of the book to a wide range of audiences. Mental Health America of Greater Dallas awarded her the Ruth Altschuler Prism Award in October 2010 for her advocacy in mental health.
Julie resides in Dallas with her husband and two teenage children. She holds a BBA from University of Notre Dame, is board President of the Dallas Children's Theater, an active supporter of Suicide and Crisis Center. CONTACT, Mental Health American and other nonprofit organizations. She enjoys long-distance running and just completed her first marathon last year at the age of 48.
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Struck by Living offers an optimistic look at mood management from a person with first hand experience with clinical depression. In 2001, Julie Hersh became clinically depressed and attempted suicide three times. Saved by the often controversial therapy ECT, electroconvulsive therapy, Julie rebuilt her life to embrace a lifestyle of mental health. Julie offers her advice with a sense of humor and humility, something that has touched the lives of many.