About Jeffrey Zuckerman
For several years, Jeff Zuckerman has facilitated a NAMI support group for spouses and partners of those living with a mental illness. He is the author of the award-winning 2020 memoir, “Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story.” A former social worker, newspaper editor, and university writing center director, Jeff was honored as the 2022 NAMI-Minnesota Volunteer of the Year.
He was also featured this past fall in a New York Times article on caregiving partners living with depression.
Jeff and his wife Leah have been married for 38 years and live in Minneapolis.
Topic Covered by Jeffrey
Adversity, Resilience, and Hope for Family Members of Those with a Mental Illness
Jeff will discuss the shattering effects of his wife’s sudden and devastating late-onset bipolar illness. His focus is on how over the past seven years he has managed his own physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being through compassion, faith, education, and the loving support of his family and community.
Participants will leave with the knowledge of how family members of those living with a mental illness can maintain hope and strength by learning to navigate the difficult boundaries and moral uncertainties related to caregiving.