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Episode 13: How to talk about depression with Bill Bernat

Bill Bernat at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017

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.

Bernat has shared his thoughts on stage at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017 and his talk was picked up by

Chapter 1 length: 51:43

Chapter 1 links


Lois Langer Thompson

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

Episode Hosts

Ken Harvey 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 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.

Episode Sponsors

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation proudly supports the innovative work of Sno-Isle Libraries through private donations.