Author Series

Coming in 2018:

Another Year of The Sophie Fund Author Series

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(Image by Sophie MacLeod, Untitled, 2005)

April 30, 2017

Dr. Susan J. Noonan

When Someone You Know Has Depression: Words to Say and Things to Do



September 24, 2017

Shawn Goodman, Young Adult fiction writer

“How Reading Fiction Soothes Teen Angst”



November 19, 2017

Daphne Merkin

This Close to Happy:  A Reckoning with Depression


The Sophie Fund Author Series

The Sophie Fund on April 15, 2017 awarded a $1,500 grant to the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County for the creation of a series of events featuring authors of books on mental health topics. The events are hosted by Buffalo Street Books.

Susan Hack, a donor advisor of The Sophie Fund, commented: “We’re thrilled and grateful to the Mental Health Association and Buffalo Street Books for developing this book series, which we are sure will stimulate important discussions about the many mental health issues affecting the greater Ithaca community. The Sophie Fund is honored to work with these committed partners.”