Book Launch: "Ghosts Within" by Garry Leech

Take Note! Music House, address given upon reservation, Barrie, ON

Something a little out of the ordinary for the TNMH – a book launch! An evening of readings, music and conversation with author and journalist Garry Leech.

This book launch of "Ghosts Within - Journeying Through PTSD" takes place at the Take Note! Music House on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00pm. This is a free event, but you must email to reserve your seat (and get directions to the venue!). Sponsored by Fernwood Publishing and Take Note! Promotion.

"A gripping tale of savagery and terror, but also of tenderness, compassion, and renewal." – Noam Chomsky

What are the long-term psychological costs of violence and war?

Garry Leech reflects on his experience as a war correspondent, his ongoing personal struggle with PTSD and the latest research on this mental illness to provide a powerful and vivid answer to this question. For thirteen years, Garry worked in Colombia's rural conflict zones where he experienced combat, witnessed massacre sites and was held captive by armed groups. He seeks to remove some of the stigmas, fears and ignorance related to PTSD by shedding light on this largely invisible illness that mostly manifests itself behind the closed doors of our homes.