This “Spotlight on Seniors” interview with Bill Byrnes, Ph.D., is a great conversation discussing another excellent educational offering by Marianne Pinkham and our Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center. It is an evening seminar titled “Don’t Let the Blues Hang Around.”
Kevin Mannix, the popular meteorologist reporting the weather on Channel 6, and the co-author of “Weathering Shame,” will be the keynote speaker. The purpose of this seminar is to open up the discussion about depression and isolation. The simple truth is, isolation worsens depression. The way out is to Start Talking.
A panel discussion will follow Kevin’s presentation, led by Dr. Bill Brynes with local experts and story tellers, and interactive with the audience:
- Brenda Hamilton, LCSW, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health and Hospice, of PenBay Healthcare and MaineHealth
- Francis Magrogan, LCSW, Breakwater Counseling Services
- Reverend Bob Hargreaves, and
- Linda Rota, LCSW, Kevin’s wife and co-author of “Weathering Shame.”
I loved talking with Bill Byrnes… He’ll be a great moderator for the panel and audience discussion. Here’s the interview…