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Lectures Winter 2024

Making Peace with Death

 

Wednesday,

Feb. 28, 2024

7-9PM

Almonte Branch of Mississippi Mills Public Library

Admission by Donation but Registration is Required

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This transformative discussion on Making Peace with Death, with skilled grief counsellor Barbara Carroll, offers a refreshingly open, honest and even humorous approach to a subject that is often shrouded in taboo. Wide ranging topics such as inexplicable experiences around death, the impact of wills on beneficiaries, resolving relationship issues before death, and planning around your own death  will provide valuable insights, practical strategies and larger life lessons that will better prepare you for one of life's inevitabilities

The Silent Crisis

Why so many of our young men and boys are struggling with their mental health

Wednesday

March 27, 2024

7-9PM

Almonte Branch of Mississippi Mills Public Library

Admission by Donation but 

Registration is Required

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From impulse control disorders as early as primary school to substance use, anxiety and suicide in teens and young men, we are confronting a serious  mental health epidemic. Our own Dr. William Affleck, a psychiatrist with a keen interest in this demographic will share why this is happening and what can be done in the health care system and at home to alleviate the stresses for these young men and their families.

"Community Gems series"

Seeking Safety

A Federal Court judge shares tales from her side of the bench

 

Friday 

April 19, 2024

7-9PM

Almonte Branch of Mississippi Mills Public Library

Admission by Donation but Registration is Required

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The Honourable Sandra Simpson travelled across Canada for 29 years hearing cases for the Federal Court, rendering her decisions in venues from the sublime to the ridiculous. Her favourite was under a swaying chandelier at the Yukon Hotel in Whitehorse. Sandy will share a little bit about how our judicial system works, will review some of her more memorable cases and will discuss her retirement work with Lanark County Community Justice. 

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