Saying NO to Suicide – Poetry and Reflections

Sep 03, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room A


Saying NO to Suicide: Poems and Reflections
by Dr. Sandy Nesbit Tracy

During the 1980s, Sandy struggled with depression and suicidal ideation related to life situations. She worked with therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, and was hospitalized twice, for several weeks each time. She took medication for depression and anxiety. She said NO to suicide hundreds – probably thousands – of times. Writing poems and letters helped her cope.
Sandy will read poetry and share stories from the depths of her depression. There will be time for questions after the poetry reading.

CAUTION: Topics include suicide, self-harm, death, mental illness, and mental hospitals. Some poems are verbally graphic and mention rape, blood or monsters. Mild profanity.

This program is free and open to the public. Due to COVID restrictions, a face mask and social distancing are required for all in-person events. Registration is required to attend. To sign up, contact the Reference Desk at 712-323-7553, ext. 2.