We've Been There: Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support is Available in Watertown
Stressed, sad, exhausted? The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on us all. After a trying year, please join us virtually as we discuss mental health support that is available in Watertown. With advice from local mental health professionals, we'll learn how best to take care of ourselves, or family, and our community during difficult times.
Need help now? View our list of essential Watertown support services.
Co-sponsored by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, the Watertown Police Department, the Watertown Community Foundation, and WFPL.
We’ve Been There: Conversations About Stress, Fatigue, Depression, Coping, and Everything in Between
Thursday, 2/25 | 6:30 PM | via Zoom | If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or exhausted, join Stephanie Sunderland-Ramsey, Prevention Program Coordinator for Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, and Melissa Duarte, Advocates’ Co-Responding Clinician within the Watertown Police Department, to learn about mental health resources available locally. You are welcome to join anonymously by changing your screen name and leaving video off. Click the link to join us at 6:30 PM.
Black Balloon Day, a Town-Wide Event
Saturday, 3/6 | Balloons will be flown throughout Watertown to remember those who have lost their lives to overdoses. Balloons can be picked up at the rear of the Library, near the curbside book pickup, beginning 2/25.
Coping with Grief
Thursday, 3/25 | 6:30 PM | via Zoom | Join local therapist Liz Brenner for an hour long session to discuss grief. She will talk about what grief is, how it manifests, and coping strategies.
Question, Persuade, Refer Training: A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop
Wednesday, 4/7 | 6:30 PM | via Zoom | The Watertown Free Public Library is partnering with Wayside Multi-Service Center to offer Question, Persuade, Refer training (QPR) for the Watertown community. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. Space is limited, please sign up early.
Family Strategies: Stress, Isolation, Coping, and More
Thursday, 4/22 | 6:30 PM | via Zoom | Join local therapist Liz Brenner for an hour-long session to help parents discuss what is challenging in the current parenting environment, and provide resources for current family stressors.
Mental Health First Aid Training
The Watertown Free Public Library is partnering with Wayside Multi-Service Center to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for the Watertown Community. MHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Registration information will be provided in the Library's April eNewsletter.
- For adults interfacing with adults: Saturday, 5/8 | 9 AM – 5 PM with break
- For adults interfacing with youth: Saturday, 5/22 | 9 AM – 3 PM with break
Essential Watertown Support Services
This flyer is also available as a PDF.