Garland library to mark World Mental Health Day with Zoom event for teens

The Garland Public Library plans to honor World Mental Health Day with an online social for teenagers aged between 13 and 17.

Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, the social will be held on Zoom and will allow teenagers to e-meet their peers and discuss stress management strategies with a mental health professional.

The social will come three days before World Mental Health Day, which takes place each year on Oct. 10.

“Chat with your fellow teens, play games, and discuss methods to de-stress with a professional therapist,” the library announced in a Twitter post.

Different times: A digital board outside the Nicholson Memorial Library promotes a summer reading program in 2014.

The participants will speak with each other and Lauren Spivack, a therapist who works with Counseling Institute of Texas, Inc.

In order to register, participants should call 972-205-2517 to receive a link for the event.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System has ramped up its online services for patrons at home.

The libraries offer programs for youngsters, teens, adults and everyone else, including story time activities, literary exercises and others.

On Oct. 28, the library system will host a game of Dungeons & Dragons for teens via Zoom.

For a full list of events, visit the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s calendar here.

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