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.

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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.



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