The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host “Defining the Blues,” the final program in the “Being Well: Mental Health Matters Series,” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.
The program will be presented by Barbara Vanaskie, LCSW, Behavioral Health Manager/Behavioral Health Consultant at River Valley Health and Dental Center. She will give participants a snapshot of common symptoms of depression, along with a self-evaluation tool called the PHQ-9. Vanaskie also will provide some tips on symptom management and how to reach out medical provider effectively.
River Valley Health and Dental Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in the Hepburn Plaza in Williamsport. RVHDC offers primary medical, dental, reproductive and behavioral health services. River Valley Health and Dental Center accepts most major insurances or reduced costs based on discounts.
This program focuses on health literacy, one of the five pillars of PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacy across the state. With a strong health literacy background, Pennsylvania residents can manage their family’s well-being to live longer, more productive lives.
The program will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. Registration is suggested, but not required. Visit calendar.jvbrown.edu to register or call 570-326-0536.
The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.