Events

Vista Hill Council on Mental Health Luncheon - Friday, November 12, 2021


Beyond Hidden Valley Road: Shedding Light on the Challenges Faced by Families with Mental Illness, Then and Now” with speaker Robert Kolker author of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

Robert Kolker is the author of Hidden Valley Road, an instant #1 New York Times best-seller and selection of Oprah’s Book Club. It was named a Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate; one of the year’s best by NPR, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and Amazon; the #1 book of the year by People; and one of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2020. His previous work includes Lost Girls, also a New York Times best-seller and New York Times Notable Book, and one of Slate’s best nonfiction books of the quarter century. He is a National Magazine Award finalist whose journalism has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, O, the Oprah Magazine, and The Marshall Project.

In Hidden Valley Road, Robert Kolker tells the true story of one extraordinary family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in understanding this disease. At Vista Hill’s Council on Mental Health event, he will discuss how this story sheds light on many of the crucial issues that families with mental illness still face today.

Luncheon Chair, Ellen Moxham, PhD along with her committee, will lend their support to raise vital funds to support Vista Hill’s programs and to bring awareness to mental/behavioral health challenges.

Join Us!

Friday, November 12, 2021     11:00 am - 1:30 pm    Town & Country Hotel

Advance reservations are required. For sponsorship information, reservations or to order a copy of Hidden Valley Road, please contact     

Jenny Cairncross at jcairncross@vistahill.org / (858) 514-5155.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

Vista Hill requires that all employees are vaccinated and will follow all CDC, State, and County of San Diego Public Health recommendations and ordinances in place at the time of the event. We welcome vaccinated guests to attend in-person. Masks may be required when not consuming food and beverages. Seating will be available both indoors and outside.