WORD presents Allison Raskin

05/10/2022 - 7:00pm

Dating is hard. But pursuing love and relationships when you live with mental illness can be even more overwhelming

Join us for OVERTHINKING ABOUT YOU, at Threes Brewing Greenpoint (113 Franklin St) at 7P. Doors open 6:30P

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About the Book

Allison Raskin knows this challenge first hand and shares her journey with perfect candor. She’s learned from her experiences, and we get to learn from her, discovering new ways to form healthy dating and relationship habits. How do you talk to a partner about your mental health? What is the potential impact of SSRIs on your body? What is the difference between having valid concerns and catastrophizing? It’s all here, from meeting online to how to handle a breakup, from recognizing and avoiding unhealthy relationships to the big one—sex.

Woven in throughout are interviews with clinical psychologists, a psychiatrist, a sexologist, relationship experts, and real-life couples for their points of view and professional guidance. All to help you walk away from this book feeling less alone in the struggle and better prepared to tackle dating and relationships with more confidence and less worry.

It’s a transformative book, with insights on every page and an inspiring message of optimism and hope.

 

About the Author

Allison Raskin is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, director and cocreator of the YouTube comedy channel and podcast Just Between Us, which she shares with her comedy partner, Gaby Dunn. Allison has cocreated and starred in a pilot for MTV and developed original half-hour pilots with 20th Century Fox, FX,YouTube Originals,and Netflix. Gaby and Allison’s I Hate Everyone But You was the first debut novel published under Wednesday Books’ inaugural list, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. It quickly became a bestseller and was optioned at Netflix. The sequel, Please Send Help... was published on July 16, 2019,and quickly earned a position on The 20 Best LGBTQ Books of 2019 by Harper’s Bazaar. Allison teamed up with Midroll on GOSSIP, a 12-part narrative fiction podcast, which premiered on June 14, 2018, immediately hitting the worldwide top charts and later adapted as a television series at 20th Century Fox Television Studios. Lately, Allison has become a figure in the mental health community in part due to her very successful Instagram account@emotionalsupportlady which has most recently launched as a Substack by the same name. Allison grew up in Scarsdale, New York,and holds a BFA in screenwriting from USC. She is currently getting an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University to supplement her work in the mental health space.

 

In conversation with

Zachary Zane is a Brooklyn-based columnist, sex expert, and activist whose work focuses on sexuality, lifestyle, culture, and the LGBTQ community. He currently has a sex advice column at Men's Health titled "Sexplain It" and a relationship column at Queer Majority titled "Zach and the City." His work has been published in The New York Times, Rolling StoneThe Washington PostGQPlayboySlateCosmoBustleVICENBC, Dazed, The Daily Beast, and many others. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of BOYSLUT Zine, which publishes nonfiction sex stories from kinksters across the globe. His memoir-manifesto, BOYSLUT, comes out in spring, 2023.

 

 

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Overthinking About You: Navigating Romantic Relationships When You Have Anxiety, OCD, and/or Depression Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781523513222
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 3rd, 2022

Dating is hard. But pursuing love and relationships when you live with mental illness can be even more overwhelming.

Allison Raskin knows this challenge firsthand and shares her journey with perfect candor. She’s learned from her experiences, and we get to learn from her, discovering new ways to form healthy dating and relationship habits.