Episode 13: How to talk about depression with Bill Bernat

    Chapter 1 – Bill Bernat

    Bill Bernat at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017

    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 TED.com.

    Chapter 1 length: 51:43

    Chapter 1 links

    Chapter 2 – Staff Spotlight on Lo
    is Langer Thompson

    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 photo

    Ken Harvey is Communications Director for Sno-Isle Libraries.
    Ken brings broad professional experience from his service
    with Community Transit, Sound Transit, the city of Reno, Nev.,
    and several positions in radio and TV.


    Jim Hills
    Jim Hills


    Jim Hills is the library district’s public information manager,
    a storyteller who claims to still have some ink in his veins
    from familial connections with, and previous-career infusions
    from, the newspaper biz.



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