About Struck by Living
In Struck by Living, Julie Kosnik Hersh picks apart the irony of her life with humor and brutal honesty. Despite at the time having a loving husband, healthy children, financial security, Julie attempted suicide three times. With the help of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), Julie broke the deadly course of her disorder. Now well, Julie promotes the importance of mental wellness with collaborations with other artists and organizations.
Julie Kosnik Hersh is President of the Hersh Foundation, an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and author of the book Struck by Living: From Depression to Hope. Ms. Kosnik Hersh revealed her story in her book to dispel myths about depression and to open the conversation about mental health. Julie actively promotes mental wellness using her Common SENSE wellness lists. These lists are available under the Resources tab on this website.