mental health

  • Fri
    May 27
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    May 30
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

The Intersection of Madness and Culture: Frank Bures

Geography of MadnessIn THE GEOGRAPHY OF MADNESS: Penis Thieves, Frank BuresVoodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes journalist Frank Bures sheds light on the source of these and other “culture-bound” syndromes, This fascinating book is a combination of travel writing, medical history, and anthropological exploration, delving into the link between culture and psychological conditions.

Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn more about our curious world!

52 Small Changes 

Brett Blumenthal is a bestselling author of books on wellness.  

Her newest book, "52 Small Changes for the Mind" comes from one of our favorite publishers, Chronicle Books.  

It focuses on mental well-being, which Brett sees as the basis for overall health.

Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to hear all about Brett's journey from fitness instructor to author.  For more on this book, check out

Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, is the author of the best selling cookbook, Sing and Cook Italian. Mr. LoRusso is also a recording artist and celebrity chef. He has cooked and performed the world over.

Dr. Scott Terry is a licensed therapist and the Director of the Ardent Counseling Center in Chicago, Illionois. Dr. Terry also offers counseling services in Iowa.


Donna Cleveland will be discussing her recent article on suicide written during suicide prevention month and published in Little Village Magazine. The discussion will specifically focus on suicide prevention in the Fairfield. community.

Jeff Shipley is running for Iowa State House of Representatives on the Republican ticket. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has recently worked as a legal assistant.