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Posted on: May 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mental Health Programs in May

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Improve your mental health this month. 

The Wellesley Health Department and the Wellesley Free Library are collaborating on a series of virtual programs in May to support Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Residents ages 18 and up are invited to take part in one or all of these webinars. Please register in advance as space is limited; use the sign up links for each specific program. 

  • Strategies for Communicating with Teens About Mental Health - Monday, May 9 at 7 PM - Register here
    • You could be the person a teen turns to when they’re struggling. Do you and the adults in your community know how to respond if a teen needs help with their mental health? This free virtual workshop is for parents, caregivers and caring adults. Presented in partnership with the Wellesley Health Department, the Wellesley Free Library and Families for Depression Awareness.  
  • Sleep Well to Live Well - Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM - Register here
    • Dr. Wendy Troxel, internationally recognized sleep researcher and clinician and author of the book “Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep” will provide practical, concrete, and evidence-based strategies to maximize the quantity and quality of your sleep and will answer those burning questions you may have about sleep. Presented in partnership with the Wellesley Health Department and the Wellesley Free Library and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Library.
  • Nutrition and Mental Health - Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM - Register here
    • Join us for a free virtual event about nutrition and mental health present by Erin Kenney, MS, RD, LD, HCP. Erin is a licensed registered dietitian, holistic cannabis practitioner and founder and president of Nutrition Rewired, a Boston-based company providing nutrition counseling, meal planning and coaching to help individuals achieve optimal physical, mental health and wellbeing. She specializes in gut health, sports nutrition and mental health with personalized approaches to achieve and sustain optimal health. Presented in partnership with the Wellesley Health Department and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries. Mental Health flags

And look for a display of signs and flags on the lawn in front of the Library throughout May. This exhibit is intended to help decrease stigma and increase awareness and sensitivity around mental health issues. 

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