Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney
Each year, the Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group selects a common book that will engage students from across the health sciences in substantive, interprofessional dialogue about pressing topics related to health equity and social justice. Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in the 2018–2019 Health Sciences Common Book Series. The Common Book Series will include workshops and lectures that invite Health Sciences community members to dialogue about the book and the issues it raises and to build skills to address the challenges and opportunities that exist when managing the health of individuals and populations. The Common Book Series provides a shared framework for inter-professional dialogue with the goal of creating collaborative health professionals.
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me is a graphic memoir that explores mental health and the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” and will spark thoughtful discussion across the departments and programs of the UW Health Sciences.