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Memoir, Twinship, and Mental Health: A Conversation

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July 29, 2021
Jane G. Tillman
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Marilyn Peterson Haus’ affective memoir Half of a Whole: My Fight for a Separate Life provides a rich basis for a discussion on memoir, mental health, and family. The panel reflects on her experience with a twin with serious mental health struggles, and the act of writing a memoir about a complex family in the context of her own experience of psychoanalytic therapy. Discussants Jane G. Tillman, PhD, and Joan Kavanaugh, PhD, bring their perspectives as psychotherapists and ordained ministers to the conversation. This conversation was held on July 29, 2021 and we are happy to share the recording.