Learn about our rural communities' mental and social-emotional health, and opportunities for STEM education and family-wage careers.

Enjoy the recording from the May event. This event will be offered again in November 2023.



Thursday, November 2  •  5 – 8 p.m.  •  Online Zoom Event


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About This Event

Gain insights about current social-emotional and mental health issues in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties. In addition, learn about community organizations that offer resources to address these issues and steps families and individuals can take to learn about and prepare for rewarding careers in STEM occupations.


Free public event.

Event Highlights

Keynote Address by Thurston County Commissioner Carolina Mejia, District 1
Panel Discussion with Public Health Experts
Breakout Sessions
Audience Q & A

Breakout Session Topics

  • Trauma & Mental Health
    Co-hosted by Carrie Mayeux & Makenna Nero
  • Justice-Impacted Youth
    Hosted by Samantha Mitchell
  • STEM Career Readiness
    Co-hosted by Kayl Flint, Cheryl Brown, Jessica Monger & Kat Santana
  • Family & Community Involvement
    Co-hosted by Jody Smetak & Moriah Candler
  • Wraparound Supports & Services
    Co-hosted by Tanikka Watford & Megan Darrow
  • Hispanic Services & Supports
    Co-hosted by Betsey Storey, Riva Villa, & Oscar Sanchez

Promotion Flyer

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English PDF
Spanish PDF



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Keynote Speaker

Thurston County Commissioner Carolina Mejia, District 1
Board of Health



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Meet the Panelists


J.P. Anderson Photo

J.P. Anderson
CEO of CHOICE Regional Health Network


Cheryl Brown Photo

Cheryl R. Brown
Grays Harbor Youth Works


Moriah Candler Photo

Moriah Candler
Big Brothers Big Sisters


Meagan Darrow Head Shot

Meagan Darrow
Executive Director at TOGETHER!




Sara Ellsworth Head Shot

Sara Ellsworth
Regional Administrator for Behavioral Health and Integrated Student Support



Kayl Flint Photo

Kayl Flint
Work Source/Equus



Carrie Mayeux

Carrie Mayeux
Mason County Community Youth Services

Samantha Mitchell Photo

Samantha Mitchell
Forensic Investigator



Betsy Storey Head Shot

Betsy Storey
Public Services Specialist


Tanikka Watford Photo

Tanikka Watford
Executive Director of the Moore Wright Group

Shelly Willis Head Shot

Shelly Willis
Mason County Community Youth Services



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Resources at Timberland Library



Your library card is your portal to free online resources. Accessing the following websites directly (not using provided links from our website) your access might be denied, limited, or cost you money.


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OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive Download Collection is a digital library service that offers eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for download to your computer or mobile device. With a vast collection of titles from various genres and categories, users can browse and borrow materials anytime, anywhere. OverDrive Download Collection also provides features like bookmarks, annotations, and adjustable font sizes to enhance the reading or listening experience. Overall, it's a convenient and accessible way to enjoy reading, listening, or watching content on the go.

View Mental Health Collection

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Gale Health & Wellness

When it comes to health-related information, the best source is a trusted one. Our library provides health and wellness databases you can access online 24/7—when and where you need them most. Search with confidence knowing you’ll find relevant content from reliable sources. Plus, there are no advertisements to get in the way of you and what you’re researching.

Other Gale Resources:

Gale Medical eBooks

Gale General OneFile



Using your library card, you can access Kanopy. With an expertly curated collection of narrative and documentary films we think you’ll enjoy, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community. Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites.

Stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. Also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

Quick Search: Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health, Mental Health Education, Mental Health Television, Aging and Mental Health

Universal Class

Universal Class

Universal Class brings over 500 lifelong self-paced learning courses in over 30 subject areas! Access each informative and engaging course 24/7 from your phone or tablet. Learn anything, learn anytime, learn anywhere.  Once enrolled in a course, watch engaging videos, complete assignments, and receive feedback from instructors. For many courses a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is offered at successful completion. Some courses are also available for video-only auditing. (Online Tutorial Help)

Courses Include, more available online:

  • Special Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Parenting & Family
  • Self-Help


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Thank you to our partners:

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