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The 2019 Foundation Speaker is kevin hines, author of cracked, not broken: Surviving and Thriving After a suicide attempt.

Thursday, october 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Tiffin University’s Marion Center

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The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will welcome Kevin Hines, author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Tiffin University’s Marion Center as part of the third annual Foundation Speakers series.

In 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival, and Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery. In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt. Copies of the book are available at the Library. The e-book is available on the Ohio Digital Library and the Libby app, and the audiobook can be found on hoopla.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a Q & A session and book signing will follow the author’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

The Foundation Speakers series brings an outstanding writer, artist, or public figure to inform and engage the community once each year and provides the chance to gain insight and inspiration directly from those helping to shape our culture and our world.  The series is made possible through generous funding by the Tiffin-Seneca Library Foundation and the many donors who have contributed to the Foundation over the years.  Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is grateful for this on-going opportunity to serve our patrons. Please call 419-447-3751 or log on to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org for more information.


Additional Events include:

T-SPL Talks: Mental Health

Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

A panel of local mental health professionals will share mental health statistics and resources for Seneca County, discuss treatment options, and address myths and stigma about mental health.

T-SPL Talks: More Mental Health

Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

A panel will discuss how mental health issues affect specific populations including veterans, people with disabilities, farmers, and LGBTQ. It will also address mental health and substance use as well as incorporating mental health in the school curriculum.

 Family Movie Monday: Inside Out

Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

Watch Inside Out at the Library! Bring your own snacks and drinks, and we’ll provide the popcorn. Chairs will be available, but feel free to bring blankets and pillows!

Teen De-Stress Day

Wednesday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

Feeling stressed out? Come to the library to relax and treat yo self! We’ll learn some techniques for staying calm, make a custom stress ball, and have a delicious treat. For grades 6-12, no registration required.

Book Discussion of Cracked, Not Broken

Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

In 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival, and Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery. In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt.

Max’s Miles Suicide Awareness Event

Saturday, October 5 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At Hedges Boyer Park

Community walk featuring a kids run, kids crafts, bounce house, food vendors, live music and more. T-SPL will feature a Storywalk to the book The Rabbit Listened

RUOK? For Teens and Tweens

Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.

in the Frost Kalnow Room

Join us for a suicide awareness and prevention program that teaches you to recognize the signs of suicide and how to take action. Pizza will be served and the first 25 attendees will receive a free t-shirt. This free program is offered for teens and tweens. No registration required.

QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer

Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.

in the Adult Reading Room

The QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention program is a simple way for anyone to learn how to recognize sings of suicide, how to engage someone experiencing thoughts of suicide, and where to refer them. Presented by staff from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In the Frost Kalnow Room

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.) how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Limited to 35 participants.

Registration required by calling 419-447-3751.

Self-Care Fair

Thursday, October 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Taking care of yourself is a key component to good mental health. Drop in the Library to find out about many ways you can practice self-care.

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

Monday, October 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In the Frost Kalnow Room

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Limited to 25 participants.

Registration required by calling 419-447-3751.

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