BI-MONTHLY BOOK CLUB

Every other month, our book club selects a compelling book related to mental health, and meets as a group on the 3rd Monday of the month to discuss the featured book. The club provides an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas, and to meet others who have loved ones with mental health challenges. The club promises a safe, confidential and stimulating discussion among peers. 

WHEN:

We meet every other month, on the 3rd Monday,

from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

WHERE:

Christ Church, *Parish House Library

254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT **06830

*Located to the right of the church - parking is available in the front circular driveway, or behind the church in the school's lot

**Please note, when plugging the address into a GPS, please include the 06830 zip code.  When the zip code is not used, many GPS programs will route you to Cos Cob School, 1 mile East, in the neighboring zip code.

If you can join us, please RSVP to Susan

at craws@optonline.net.

2019 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

(Please make every effort to read the selected book so you can participate in the discussion.)

"Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence" by Alex Berenson

11/18/2019

"An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths– that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths.

Berenson’s reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a thirty-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing his wife. He sticks to the facts, and they are devastating.

 

With the US already gripped by one drug epidemic, this book will make readers reconsider if marijuana use is worth the risk." (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Tell-Your-Children/Alex-Berenson/9781982103668)

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