Writers Live - Simon Gillard introduces Life Sentence
11th May @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Simon Gillard when he introduces his new book Life Sentence.
As soon as Simon Gillard could join the Police Force, he did. He climbed the ranks and as his experience grew so did the number of cases he worked on. Working around Sydney he investigated suicides, high-profile murders, paedophile rings and even the actions of a colleague.
Simon never spoke to anyone about the traumatic things he'd seen and had to do - he reached the point where he couldn't close his eyes without images flashing through his mind - he began to suffer panic attacks and nightmares and as the cases mounted, so did the pressure. Over time Simon made four attempts on his own life.
Life Sentence is a powerful memoir of one man's experience in the Police Force and the devastating psychological impact it had on him. He has spent the last two years advocating change; trying to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create awareness of PTSD.
Meet Simon Gillard when he is our guest at 6.30pm on Thursday, May 11th at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases on the evening.
About the author:
Simon Gillard was a police officer for fifteen years, before being invalided out of the force with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), He is now an advocate for others with PTSD in the emergency services and community.
Life Sentence was written with Libby Harkness a New Zealand-born journalist, editor and writer.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 11th May
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112