Keynote Speaker: David Sheff
We Are Honored to Announce Our Keynote Speaker For NAMIWalks Marin: David Sheff, Journalist & Bestselling Author.
David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. A New York Times bestseller, his book was also adapted into a feature film in 2018. His initial article, My Addicted Son, which appeared in New York Times Magazine, won a special award from the American Psychological Association for “outstanding contribution to the understanding of addiction.”
"Anne Lamott says that we increase our pain because we compare our insides with other people’s outsides. It looks as if everyone else is doing great, that their kids are sailing through — but no one is sailing through. When we choose not to hide our struggles, there is tremendous relief. We can be supported. We can get help. We learn that we aren’t alone. And we aren’t. We are in this together. Life is hard. Sometimes, it’s even unbearable. But with openness and love, together we can move from darkness and suffering to light, hope and healing." - David Sheff