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Doctor To Share Personal Stories Of Mental Illness In Talk In Greenwich

Dr. Gary Rhule will give a free talk in Greenwich based on his personal and professional experiences in coping with mental illness.
Dr. Gary Rhule will give a free talk in Greenwich based on his personal and professional experiences in coping with mental illness. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Dr. Gary Rhule will give a free talk based on his personal and professional experiences in coping with mental illness.

In his recently published book, "Sailing on Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills for Recovery from Mental Illness," Rhule offers hard-earned insights from the triple perspective of emergency room doctor, sibling, and caregiver of a brother with severe mental illness.

The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road in Greenwich. At the event Rhule will discuss:

  • How he learned to cope with the pressure of 12-hour ER shifts while caring for his brother
  • How communities can best support families coping with mental illness and the urgent need to close gaps in health disparity
  • Stigma and its toll on individuals, families, and communities

Rhule is an author, physician, and healthcare management consultant who worked as an emergency room doctor and a medical director at Aetna.

He has recently been appointed director of health and human services for the City of Hartford. A graduate of Amherst College, he has a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA in finance and healthcare management from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Call 203-388-1603 for information.

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