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It's Time We Talk Kick-Off Event

Join community partners as we kick-off 2019 with a series of discussions and community events promoting emotional well-being as part of the It's Time We Talk series. This kick-off event features mental health superstar, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen along with a community resource fair. Refreshments will be served.

"Mental health is part of the human condition. It's time we recognize how important our emotional well-being is for all of us." --Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., named to TIME's 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, is the president and founder of Give an Hour an organization of mental health professionals who provide free services to U.S. troops, veterans, their loved ones, and their communities. Give an Hour also leads the Campaign to Change Direction, a global initiative focused on changing the culture of mental health. Dr. Van Dahlen contributes to the Huffington Post and TIME, AP, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, NPR and many other media outlets.

Future upcoming events in this series will take place between January and June 2019 and include: Oculus virtual reality introduction; teen study time programming; community read - Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones; Healthy Living with Chronic Pain multi-part workshop; art, music, films; and a Human Library.

Made possible by a Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant, Friends of Barrington Public Library, Barrington Public Library and The BAY Team.


Event Location: 
Collis Family Gallery A (Second Floor)
Collis Family Gallery B (Second Floor)
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)
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