Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath

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Sun. March 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sponsored by: The Wesley Foundation at UVA

Hosted by: Partner for Mental Health and UVA Health Systems and UVA Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy


Sue Klebold (A Mother’s Reckoning), author and advocate for mental health awareness, research, and suicide prevention, shares the story of her son, one of the two shooters at Columbine High School in 1999, to help other families see the signs when their children need help. Dr. Richard Bonnie will join Klebold on stage for discussion and questions.

PLEASE NOTE:  All free tickets for this event have been reserved. The Culbreth Box Office may be able to release seats right before the program due to no-shows. If you are interested in attending, and do not have a reserved seat, please arrive fifteen minutes before the program and inquire at the Box Office.

Why should you attend?

“[Sue Klebold] was an ordinary suburban mother before Columbine… but in the wake of that tragedy, she found the strength to extract wisdom from her devastation… The ultimate message of this book is terrifying: you may not know your own children, and, worse yet, your children may be unknowable to you. The stranger you fear may be your own son or daughter.” —Andrew Solomon

“[Sue Klebold’s book] reads as if she had written it under oath, while trying to answer, honestly and completely, an urgent question: What could a parent have done to prevent this tragedy?… She earns our pity, our empathy and, often, our admiration; and yet the book’s ultimate purpose is to serve as a cautionary tale, not an exoneration.” —The New York Times Book Review