Hickory – The public is cordially invited to “Our State of Mind: A Seminar on Mental Health Today” on Thursday, September 6, 7-8:30pm at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library Meeting Room, for an evening of information and inspiration. A panel of those personally affected, policy-makers, and practitioners will be speaking about the state of mental health in our country, specifically the Unifour region. Speakers include:

Mr. James Estes, regional representative of Sen. Thom Tillis; Dr. Donna Fletcher of “A Caring Alternative” in Morganton; Mr. Randy Isenhower, Catawba County Commissioners Chairman and Partners Behavioral Health board member; Ms. Edie Raether, inspirational speaker and hypnotherapist (as featured on NBC, CBS); Ms. Kathryn Grandgenett, carer, Partners respite recipient, and Autistic Education Foundation board member (personal testimony)
Event organizer and facilitator Mr. Aaron Kohrs, a local educator and advocate, will give a brief historical context of mental health evolution in America. Question-and-answer segment to follow talks. Refreshments provided by PDQ of Hickory. The Women’s Resource Center of Hickory will be present at the event with mental health resources. All welcome.

The Patrick Beaver Library is located at 375 3rd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601.