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The Author Talks: An Evening with Joe Williams - 'Defying the Enemy Within'

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Margaret Martin Library

73 Belmore Road

#115

Randwick, NSW 2031

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Join former NRL player, world boxing title holder and proud Wiradjuri First Nations man Joe Williams as he discusses his recently published book Defying the Enemy Within.

As a young man Joe was always plagued by negative dialogue in his head and poor self image; this, as well as the pressures of elite sport took their toll. Joe eventually turned to drugs and alcohol before attempting to take his own life in 2012.

In the aftermath, determined to rebuild his life, he took up professional boxing and got clean. Joe’s story reveals the struggles he has had with mental illness, later diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder. His powerful testament helps to dismantle the stigma attached to this and similar mental health conditions. In addition to sharing his experiences, Joe shares his wellness plan for recovery – the ordinary steps that helped him achieve the extraordinary.

Books will be available for purchase on the night.

This event is free. Enquiries: 9093 6400

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