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PPAL 25th Anniversary Talk in Bellingham

Patricia and I will be speaking at the Bellingham Public Library as part of the Parent Professional Advocacy League’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Join us.

Bellingham Public Library
Community Room · 100 Blackstone Street · Bellingham, MA 01013

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 pm


A free event open to the public.
Sponsored by PPAL · Boston and Worcester, MA


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PPAL Conference 2015

Friday, May 29, is the 2015 PPAL Conference in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Patricia and I will be presenting at a morning workshop. We hope to see you there.

This is a big deal for us. Two important milestones will be occurring. First is that continuing education credits are available for those attending the conference. Somehow this makes us all the more legitimate; maybe even more so than speaking with a class of Psychology majors at UMass Amherst in February. Second is that our talk is being translated into Spanish to make it accessible to more of the conference participants. This should be interesting. We are looking forward to a great day.


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Join Us In Holden on May 6

A May Is Mental Health Month Author Event
Bob and Patricia
A Frank Talk on Mental Health
Join me in Holden 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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:15 pm

Gale Free Library
23 Highland Street
Holden, MA 01520

Free and open to the public.


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


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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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