EAU CLAIRE, Wis. –– Suzy Favor-Hamilton, a former Olympic runner who became a Las Vegas escort, will present “Dismantling Shame — Moving Forward” at the Imagine Lecture. The lecture will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St.
Hamilton has an intimate understanding of how the shame many live with may leave a path of destruction. She will speak of the shame that she experienced as a result of her past, and how it wreaked havoc on her mind and left her stuck in her journey to move forward.
Hamilton’s presentation will focus on the immense difficulty of overcoming shame, and the importance of quality therapy, feeling supported and owning your past — with the end goal to be yourself and love yourself. These are all the necessary ingredients to move forward to be the best version of you, Hamilton says.
She also is author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, “Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness.” The book details a complex life shaped by anxiety, suicidal depression and bipolar disorder, while living under the facade of the all-American girl who seemed to have it all.
Hamilton’s story focuses on living with bipolar disorder and the often disastrous consequences of misdiagnosis.
Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP, call Community Engagement and Wellness at 1-866-375-7464.
Attendees should park in the free parking ramp at the corner of Fulton and Whipple streets, and proceed to the Auditorium in the lower level of the hospital.
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