VPA alumni Emme and Phillip Aronson ’85 to discuss ‘Morning Has Broken: A Couple’s Journey Through Depression’ at SU Bookstore
VPA alumni Emme and Phillip Aronson ’85 to discuss ‘Morning Has Broken: A Couple’s Journey Through Depression’ at SU BookstoreMarch 30, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
World-famous model and television personality Emme and her husband, Phillip Aronson, both 1985 graduates of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, will give a discussion on their newly released book, “Morning Has Broken: A Couple’s Journey Through Depression” (New American Library, 2006), April 7 at noon. A book signing will follow. The event will take place on the lower level of the SU Bookstore in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. Paid parking is available in the Marion and Comstock lots and the University Avenue garage.
“Morning Has Broken” is the true story of the couple’s struggle to overcome Phil’s bout with severe clinical depression, as told in both their voices. With a happy marriage, a healthy baby girl and a bright future together, the Aronsons had everything to look forward to until Phil, beset by chronic pain, found himself battling the psychological and emotional illness.
According to the Aronsons, “People don’t have to suffer in silence if they would just realize that depression is nothing to be ashamed of. Having lived through it first hand, we want the millions of people around the world who suffer from depression, and their families, to know that they are not alone.”
The book details how the Aronsons emerged stronger than before. Above all else, their narrative is a story of hope for those who suffer from clinical depression and for their loved ones. Even in their darkest days, the Aronsons found that the smallest amount of light can illuminate the road to recovery.
“Both Emme and Phil are incredible people who are committed to helping other individuals by sharing their own life experiences,” says Timothy Mahar, executive director of SU’s Office of Alumni Relations. “Their strength and positive attitude is contagious and impacts all those who meet them to reach inside themselves and realize just how special they are.”
For more information on the event, contact the SU Bookstore at 443-9900.