Help us to welcome
Irene Applebaum Buchine
on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 pm
as she presents her ground breaking book about childhood depression
Celia and the Little Boy
A conversation, a shared experience that includes dialogue, questions and perhaps even some answers. This interactive program will include a short reading of the book to serve as the starting point for this important conversation.
The book gives hope to children in depression and serves as a gateway to the critical conversation with parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who knows or loves a child suffering from depression, to connect with that child and to find hope.
Irene holds a Masters of Education degree and has worked in family and early childhood settings for more than a decade. Her interest in art and communication led her to start a successful design and marketing studio. Irene began writing memoir in 2006 and soon after she returned to her love of illustration. From her personal experience raising a child with depression and her challenges as someone who struggled with Dyslexia, she has known what it is like to be unseen, marginalized and helpless. She hopes this book gives voice to the children in darkness of depression, and encouragement to those who love them. Irene lives in NH with her husband Herb and their dog Woody. She has one son, three step children and several feisty grandchildren.