Mariel Hemingway’s memoir is called “Out Came the Sun” and has the sobering subtitle, “Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide In My Family.” Hemingway’s grandfather, celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway, ended his life by suicide, as did her sister, model Margaux Hemingway. The Hemingways are longtime residents of Idaho’s Wood River Valley.
The Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation hosts its annual fall symposium 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Boise State Student Union Building. The topic: “Our Mental Health, Critical Issues Facing Families and Communities.”
The day will include workshops, a luncheon and a keynote address by actress Mariel Hemingway.
As many know, the Hemingway family has been plagued by suicide, including those of author Ernest Hemingway, Mariel’s grandfather, and model Margaux Hemingway, her older sister.
Mariel Hemingway has become an outspoken advocate for mental health and dispelling the stigma of mental illness.
The cost to attend the symposium is $50. Advance purchase only, no refunds. Find details online at idahowomenscharitablefoundation.org or call 208-343-4923.
If you, or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or mental health issues, Idaho’s Suicide Prevention Hotline is staffed 24/7 at 800-273-8255.