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'The Mike File: A Story of Grief and Hope' on Monday's Access Utah

Stephen Trimble’s new book The Mike File is a memoir. Psychosis overwhelmed Trimble’s brother Mike at 14. Trimble’s parents had no choice but to commit Mike to the Colorado State Hospital. Mike left when Steve was six. He never lived at home again. In his new book Trimble takes readers along on Mike's heartbreaking journey, noting that Mike’s life parallels the history of our treatment of the mentally ill over the last 70 years. Stephen Trimble and Douglas Goldsmith, the former Executive Director of The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City will join us today. 

Stephen Trimble will be in conversation with Douglas Goldsmith in a free virtual event on Crowdcast presented by The King’s English Bookshop. The event is Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and you must register here to participate.

As writer, editor and photographer, Stephen Trimble has published at least 25 award-winning books during 45 years of paying attention to the landscapes and peoples of the Desert West. His books include The Capitol Reef Reader and Bargaining for Eden. Trimble makes his home in Salt Lake City and in the red rock country of Torrey, Utah.

Douglas Goldsmith has worked with families of young children for the past 35 years. Affectionately known as "Dr. Doug" he was the Executive Director of The Children's Center until 2018 when he resigned to enter full time private practice. He provides family therapy to help parents learn to effectively help their children cope with emotional and behavioral problems. His expertise in the clinical application of attachment theory to clinical practice is utilized to help families learn to provide secure, healthy attachments that foster resilience. He specializes in children who have struggled with traumatic experiences including adoption issues, traumatic grief and loss, physical and sexual abuse and medical trauma. In addition Dr. Goldsmith assists families struggling with high conflict divorce. He utilizes evidence based practices to help insure positive outcomes for families.


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.