Chaired by Peter Goldsworthy
WARNING: CONTAINS REFERENCES TO SUICIDE.
The Silence Between Us: A Mother and Daughter's Conversation Through Suicide and Into Life is raw, courageous and devastatingly honest. A double memoir of mother and daughter Cécile and Oceane, it looks back nearly twenty years on Oceane’s suicide attempt at the age of eighteen. Compiled from contemporaneous diaries, letters, hospital records and psychiatric reports, the immediacy of the writing highlights the pain and confusion of the time and makes for confronting, necessary reading. Former Australian of the Year Pat McGorry joins Cécile and Oceane as they bravely break open the silence around suicide