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Author Talk: Scott Aubin

Aurora Public Library Hosts Author and Suicide Prevention Speaker
Posted on 04/27/2022
Scott Aubin and his Great Dane dog

Author and suicide prevention speaker Scott Aubin is coming to Aurora Public Library May 14. Aubin is a 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who lived for decades with undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that led him to attempt to take his life.

He wrote a book about his experience, “Knot Today,” in which he narrates the incredible effects PTSD has had on his life and the issues that go along with this underrecognized condition, some of which include depression, rage, substance abuse, self-destruction and suicide attempts. In his own words, “I wrote this PTSD biography to reach people who may not be able to speak out on their own, one of my goals is suicide prevention.” He includes his contact information on the back of the book as a resource.

In the Author Talk at the library, Aubin will share his experiences on how undiagnosed PTSD made life impossible and how he is turning a “mess into a message” for PTSD awareness, suicide prevention and the importance of speaking out to ask for help. He’ll be joined by Grey, his Great Dane dog.

The event will take place at Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. This presentation is possible thanks to a partnership between the Aurora Public Library, Aurora Police Department and Wagging Tales. For more information and to register, visit AuroraLibrary.org.

*Content warning: Discussion will include sensitive topics and is not recommended for young children.

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