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Museum Hosts Dr. Tyra Manning Book Signing

Posted by GainesFOM on November 27, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Throughout her 40-year career, Seminole native Dr. Tyra Manning dreamed of bringing hope to people struggling with mental illness. That dream is becoming a reality with the publication of "Where the Water Meets the Sand," which describes the devastation of losing a loved one, the time that Dr. Manning spent in a psychiatric hospital, and the love and support that enabled her to persevere through the darkest times.

Those who know Tyra Manning and her family may be surprised to learn of her long-time battle with addictions and clinical depression, trials she faced both before and after her husband was killed in Vietnam. Now she is devoting her energies to overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness and opening doors to resources for support and treatment. Dr. Manning's mission is to comfort those suffering in silence, reducing the stigmas associated with mental illness, and opening doors to resources for support and treatment.

Dr. Manning conducted a brief book signing at the Museum on October 25th and spoke to a gathering at the Gaines County Library, A portion of the proceeds from sales of the books was donated to the Museum, and to the Library.


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