Episode 13: How to talk about depression with Bill Bernat
Chapter 1 – Bill Bernat
Bill Bernat has been dealing with depression – his own and others’ – for a long time.
Through his experience, Bernat has developed an approach – a perspective – on depression that manages to be both profound and funny at the same time. He offers tips on how to deal with depression, how to talk about it and perhaps most importantly, how to help people who aren’t’ depressed talk to people who are.
Chapter 1 length: 51:43
Chapter 1 links
- Tech articles by Bill Bernat
- LinkedIn profile
- Twitter accounts
- Bill Bernat on The Moth
- 1996 open-mic event at The New Zoo tavern in San Francisco tavern
- Seattle Fringe Festival article
- The Stability Network
- NAMI Washington
- The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
- Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 2 – Staff Spotlight on Lois Langer Thompson
In December 2018, Lois Langer Thompson took over as executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries. A native of Minneapolis, Thompson brings 30 years of experience with the Hennepin County Library and 10 years as its director. Serving as a substitute librarian, children’s librarian, adult services, branch manager and director gives Thompson valuable perspective on public libraries.
Chapter 2 length: 04:54
Chapter 2 links
Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Ken brings broad professional experience from his service with Community Transit, Sound Transit, Reno, Nev., and several positions in radio and TV.
Jim Hills is the library district’s Assistant Communications Director, Communications & Marketing. Jim is a storyteller who claims to still have some ink in his veins from familial connections with, and previous-career infusions from, the newspaper biz.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation proudly supports the innovative work of Sno-Isle Libraries through private donations.