Beth-Sarah WrightEditor's Note: This event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule it at a later date. Watch Candler's home page, Facebook page, and/or Twitter for notice of a new date and time.

Atlanta-based motivational writer and speaker Beth-Sarah Wright will present Candler’s upcoming Dean’s Lecture, Me? Depressed? Stigma, Spirit and Storytelling in Healing, on Wed., Feb. 11, at 11:00 a.m. in room 360 of the Candler School of Theology building at Emory.

Through her speaking engagements and writing, Wright tackles issues of faith and depression, the stigmas of mental illness and the role storytelling plays in healing. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, a BA from Princeton University in sociology and Afro-American studies, and an MPhil in anthropology from Cambridge University. She has served as the director of the African Diaspora and the World program at Spelman College, and is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in Emory University School of Medicine's department of psychiatry. Wright is the author of three books, including the memoir Me? Depressed? A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery. 

The lecture will be from 11:00 a.m. to noon. From noon to 1:00 p.m., Wright will engage in a students-only question and answer session about mental health and healing.

The event is free and open to the Emory community, with registration required. Register here. A boxed lunch will be provided for those who register by midnight on February 4, 2015. Access to room 360 is through the main entrance of Pitts Theology Library on the second floor of the Candler School of Theology building.