In late 2017 and early 2018, libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties will host forums dealing with various aspects of mental health. Watch this page for evolving details on specific events. They will take place at the hosting library, unless otherwise noted. Many forums will be livestreamed at facebook.com/SnoIsleLibraries.
The Sno-Isle Libraries offers many books and research materials related to mental health. Click the links below to explore library and organizational resources that complement this series of forums.
Aging and Mental Health Sultan Library, 10 a.m. Nov. 20, 2017, at Sky Valley Senior Center
Panelists: Christine Vervitsiotis, Mental Health Outreach Specialist, Homage Senior Services; Hazel Borden, Alzheimers Association; Aime Fink, Snohomish County Human Services Family Caregiver Program; Gretchen Saari, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Living with Traumatic Brain Injuries Snohomish Library, 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 2017
Featuring representatives of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and Delta Rehabilitation Center
Self-care as an Accepted Practice Mountlake Terrace Library, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 2017
This conversation, led by family therapist and author Sarri Gilman, will explore a broad definition of self-care for optimal health and its role in mental health. Panelists: Amber Saldivar, mental health counselor; Saranne Moreschi, Family-to-Family instructor with National Alliance on Mental Illness; and Ivette Bayo-Urban, doctoral candidate.
Trauma Timeline: Breaking down barriers for community healing Darrington Library, 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 2018
Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment options, mental health of caregivers Lynnwood Library 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 2018
Participating organizations: Northshore Senior Center, Homage Senior Services, Alzheimer's Associaton of Washington State
Sno-Isle Libraries' Issues That Matter programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile topics. These events are free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
Accommodations for people with disabilities are available on request. Please contact the library in the community where the forum is being held two weeks in advance.
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