Category Archives: Appearances

Upcoming Events
Early 2019 · Private · A Psychology Class Discussion · UMass · Amherst, Massachusetts

Need an out-of-the-ordinary speaker for your next event? Contact bob@boblarsted.com

Past Events
September 12, 2018 · Private · A Fourth Discussion with Psychology Interns · Worcester Recovery Center · Worcester, Massachusetts
September 13, 2017 · Private · A Discussion with Psychology Interns · Worcester Recovery Center · Worcester, Massachusetts
July 19, 2017 · Private · A Discussion with Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Students · Cambridge Hospital · Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 6, 2017 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Mental Health Working Group 10th Anniversary Celebration · First Parish Church · Groton, Massachusetts
April 25, 2017 · Private · A Third Psychology Class Discussion · UMass · Amherst, Massachusetts
September 21, 2016 · Private · A Discussion with Psychology Interns · Worcester Recovery Center · Worcester, Massachusetts
August 24, 2016 · w/ Patricia Larsted · PPAL 25th Anniversary Event · Springfield, Massachusetts
May 12, 2016 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Frances Perkins Branch · Worcester Public Library · Worcester, Massachusetts
March 15, 2016 · Public · Easy RSVP · w/ Patricia Larsted · PPAL 25th Anniversary Event · Bellingham Public Library · Bellingham, Massachusetts
January 21, 2016 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · NAMI GB-CAN · Boston, Massachusetts
October 13, 2015 · Easy Signup · w/ Patricia Larsted · NAMI North Central Mass Annual Meeting · Fitchburg, Massachusetts
September 29, 2015 · Private · w/ Patricia Larsted · Another Psychology Class Discussion · UMass · Amherst, Massachusetts
September 23, 2015 · Private · A Discussion with Psychology Interns · Worcester Recovery Center · Worcester, Massachusetts
June 16, 2015 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Kiva Center · Worcester, Massachusetts
May 29, 2015 · Registration Required · w/ Patricia Larsted · PPAL Annual Conference · Marlborough, Massachusetts
May 21, 2015 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center · Norwich, Connecticut
May 6, 2015 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Gale Free Library · Holden, Massachusetts
February 10, 2015 · Private · w/ Patricia Larsted · A Psychology Class Discussion · UMass · Amherst, Massachusetts
September 18, 2014 · Public · NAMI Central Mass · Worcester, Massachusetts
September 17, 2014 · Public · w/ Patricia Larsted · Bigelow Free Public Library · Clinton, Massachusetts
September 13, 2014 · Keynote · Private · NAMI MetroWest · Marlborough, Massachusetts
May 19, 2014 · Public · NAMI North Central MA · Leominster, Massachusetts
May 31, 2013 · Registration Required · PPAL Annual Conference · Marlborough, Massachusetts
May 11, 2013 · Public · NAMI Walk · Brighton, Massachusetts
May 9, 2013 · Public · Jointly sponsored by Wayside Youth and Family Support Networks, NAMI MetroWest, and Employment Options · Marlborough, Massachusetts
April 16, 2013 · Private · Wayside Youth and Family Support Networks · Waltham, Massachusetts
March 5, 2013 · Private · Worcester County Personnel and Guidance Association · Worcester, Massachusetts
February 26, 2013 · Public · Wayside Youth and Family Support Networks · Waltham, Massachusetts

Join Us In Clinton on September 17

Bob and Patricia – A Special Author Event: Join me on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7 pm at the Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton, Massachusetts, as Patricia and I talk about her battle with anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and schizoaffective disorders. Share our journey through the minefield of school, family, and today’s healthcare system as we struggled to find a way for her to survive, and, ultimately, thrive.

Bob With Books

It is free and open to the public. Here is the flyer.

I promise only a memorable experience. At previous talks we’ve had props, dramatic book readings, some giggles. And some tears.

Bob

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Join Me in Leominster on May 19

A “May is Mental Health Month” Author Event: Join me on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7 pm in the Community Room at Fidelity Bank in Leominster, Massachusetts, as I talk about my daughter’s battle with anxiety, depression, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and schizoaffective disorders. Share our journey through the minefield of school, family, and today’s healthcare system as we struggled to find a way for her to survive, and, ultimately, thrive.

It is free and open to the public. Here is the flyer. Sponsored by NAMI North Central MA.

I promise only a memorable experience. At previous talks we’ve had props, dramatic book readings, some giggles. And some tears.

Bob

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NAMI Walk 2014

I will be walking with my friends from NAMI North Central at the 2014 NAMI Walk on Saturday, May 10, at Artesani Park in Brighton, Massachusetts. Join us.

Donations to this important cause are greatly appreciated: http://namiwalks.nami.org/boblarsted

Bob


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NAMI Walk 2013

Patricia and I will be at the 2013 NAMI Walk on Saturday, May 11 at Artesani Park in Brighton, Massachusetts. Join us.

Here is an easy way to donate: http://namiwalks.nami.org/judi2013

Bob


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The Big Time

May is Children’s Mental Health Month, a time to join together in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness. Here is the PPAL flyer.

I have two events scheduled during the month.

The first is an author talk on Thursday, May 9th.

Witness to the Dark, Author-Bob Larsted, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm.
A conversation with author Bob Larsted about his daughter’s battle with sadness, cutting, suicide attempts, depression, bipolar, and schizoaffective disorders.
Employment Options, 82 Brigham Street, Marlborough, MA
For more information, please contact NAMI MetroWest at 508-485-8700 or
judi_maguire@waysideyouth.org or 508-215-6008.

And Patricia and I will be at the PPAL Conference on Friday, May 31st, talking with people about our books.

PPAL’s 3rd Annual Conference and Celebration! 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza and Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
For more information, call 508-767-9725 or visit our website at www.ppal.net

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A Private Talk in Waltham April 16, 2013

I spoke today in Waltham, Massachusetts. If you were there, I’m interested in your reaction.

Please take my anonymous poll and/or leave a comment below.

Any feedback, particularly constructive criticism, is much appreciated.

Was the “Boxes” poem useful in painting a picture of Patricia?
Did the roller coaster story and the subsequent reading do a good job of expressing her unhappiness?
What did you want to hear more about?
What did I rattle on about that you could have done without?

Bob

How Was My April 16, 2013 Talk?

  • It was great! (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Pretty good. (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Just OK. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • It could have been better. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • A complete waste of time. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Join Me in Marlborough on May 9, 2013

I’ll be making my second public appearance on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 pm at Employment Options in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Come join the conversation. I’ll be talking about my new book, Witness to the Dark: My Daughter’s Troubled Times. A Comedy of Emotions. It is free and open to the public. Here is the flyer. Judi is promising refreshments.

I promise only a memorable experience. At the first talk we had props, dramatic readings, some giggles. And some tears.

Bob


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First Author Appearance

I survived my first author appearance tonight at Wayside Youth and Family Support Networks in Waltham, MA. They needed to put out more chairs. Everyone was very nice. Even some polite applause. The questions were great.

I hope everyone found something useful in my babbling.

Bob

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Are You Bob?

I went to a support group meeting tonight, something I do regularly. For some reason, the subject of my book came up. A new member, seeing the cover, asked, “Are you Bob Larsted?”

I answered, “Sort of.”

Then she asked, “Are you the Bob Larsted who is speaking on Tuesday in Waltham?”

Actually, I didn’t think anyone knew I’m speaking in Waltham on Tuesday. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Bob

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