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Biography of Judy Eron
Judy Eron is a licensed clinical social worker and singer/songwriter. She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1978, counseling people with depression, anxiety, and end-of-life issues. Simultaneously, she has written songs and performed for many different social and psychological groups including the National Association of Social Workers, the Association for Women in Psychology, and the American Association of Suicidology. She has shared the stage with country giants Kathy Mattea and Dotty West.

Judy's first LP I Can't Believe That Was Me was released in 1981. Stereo Review magazine called her second recording Reach Across The Miles, released in 1986, "an altogether delightful and satisfying LP". Judy's CD You Made It Through Today was recorded in 2000 after her husband Jim's suicide. Her songs have appeared in psychology textbooks as well as rape crisis center training videos.

Judy has co-written several musicals, including The Business of Marriage, produced in 1989 by the Gallatin, Tennessee Arts Commission and Deadline which the National Hospice Organization produced for their national conference in 1992. She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and received a Master's in Fine Arts in musical theatre writing in 1999. Roads Of Destiny, a one-act musical she co-wrote, won a "Works In Progress" competition at NYU.

As a volunteer on national disasters, Judy has done much work with the American Red Cross. Most notably, she was the first Red Cross volunteer sent from West Texas to the World Trade Center tragedy.

In 1987, Judy married Jim, a psychologist, in Nashville, Tennessee, where the couple counseled families dealing with HIV and AIDS. In 1993 Judy and Jim moved to the remote mountain desert of southwest Texas and with their own hands built a home, designing all electricity to come from solar power and all water to come from rain catchment.

Jim's manic episode and subsequent suicide in 1997 led Judy to write What Goes Up. Her years of experience in the field of mental health and her humbling personal experience of dealing with Jim"s mental illness combine with her skills as a writer to bring a unique perspective to the subject of dealing with the mania of manic-depressive illness.