From the New York Times bestselling author of
Black Man in a White Coat
comes a powerful and urgent call to center
psychiatry and mental health care
within the mainstream of medicine

Quail Ridge Books-North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Tuesday, April 9, 2024



Tickets include a signed copy of FACING THE UNSEEN, guaranteed entry to the event, and a seat in the reserved section. Dr. Tweedy will be in conversation with Steven Petrow. Tweedy will sign books after the program.


As much as we all might wish that mental health problems, with their elusive causes and unsettling behaviors, simply did not exist. Millions of people suffer from them, sometimes to an extreme extent. Many others face addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as overdose and suicide deaths abound. Yet the vast majority of doctors receive minimal instruction in treating these conditions during their lengthy medical training. This mismatch ignores the clear overlap between physical and mental distress, and too often puts psychiatrists on the outside looking in as the medical system continues to fail many patients.

In Facing The Unseen, bestselling author, professor of psychiatry, and practicing physician Damon Tweedy guides us through his days working in outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, and hospitals as he meets people from all walks of life who are grappling with physical and psychological illnesses. In powerful, compassionate, and eloquent prose, Tweedy argues for a more comprehensive and integrated approach where people with mental illness have a health care system that places their full well-being front and center.


DAMON TWEEDY, MD is a professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health System. His first book, Black Man in a White Coat, was a New York Times bestseller, selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 non-fiction books of that year. He has also published articles about race, medicine, and mental health in medical journals and print publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Piedmont Laureate STEVEN PETROW is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. He’s also an opinion columnist for USA Today, where he writes about civil discourse and manners.