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Shaili Jain with Daniel Mason: PTSD

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA (map)
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Dr. Shaili Jain distills decades of specialization and expertise in the field of PTSD treatment with her debut nonfiction work, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science. Colleagues in medicine from Irvin D. Yalom to Sandeep Jauhar have already praised the title as a must-read. Jain’s research and expertise covers trauma pathways and a map to healing for patients, alongside a comprehensive overview of how trauma interweaves through our society, affecting on a broad-level not only the life of individuals, but the state of national culture as well.

A researcher published in some of the most prestigious medical journals of our time, Jain has written this book to open a doorway of understanding for a broader audience. She brings to the Kepler’s stage her years of experience—as Medical Director for Integrated Care at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System here in our own backyard, to scientific work in affiliation with the National Center for Postraumatic Stress Disorder.

With elements of memoir, guide, and cultural reckoning, The Unspeakable Mind offers the fullest possible picture of the diagnosis today. Joining Shaili Jain in conversation will be talented Bay Area author and Stanford psychiatrist Daniel Mason, author of the critically acclaimed 2018 novel The Winter Soldier.

Join this widely renowned expert for her talk at Kepler’s books. The unspeakable mind of PTSD is definitely at play in our Bay Area home: Jain offers knowledge and support that helps communities navigate it together.