Hours for January 18th-20th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Author Talk: Breaking Mental Health Stigma through Fiction

This program requires registration

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

22 spaces available

Join us in conversation with Cameron Kelly Rosenblum about her debut novel, The Stepping Off Place, a touching YA novel that explores friendship, grief, and mental health. A panel of local teen readers from The Depot will interview Ms. Rosenblum and Emma Kate Freatman from Silver Hill Hospital to discuss the book and help smash the stigma around conversations on mental health. Audience members can submit questions in advance to Teen Services Librarian, Mia Orobona morobona@darienlibrary.org or through the chat the night of the event.

About the Author

Cameron Kelly Rosenblum grew up in Darien, Connecticut. She studied English literature at Kenyon College and earned a master’s in education at Lesley University. Her time as a teacher and children’s librarian inspired her to write for young people. The Stepping Off Place is her debut novel. Cameron lives near Portland, Maine, with her husband, son, daughter, two dogs, and a cat.

About the Expert

Emma Kate Freatman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University, where she studied Psychology, and has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairfield University. Emma Kate works at Silver Hill Hospital in their Intensive Outpatient Program, where she facilitates a Dual Diagnosis group. She is also assisting with the launch of their new assessment and aftercare services. Prior to working at Silver Hill, Emma Kate worked in the New Canaan community as the TeenTalk Counselor at New Canaan High School. Emma Kate specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and their families, as well as substance abuse.

Registration Information

This program will take place on Zoom. All registered participants will receive the Zoom link the day of the event. If you need help registering, please contact Mia Orobona at morobona@darienlibrary.org

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