TEDX mental health speaker Emily Torchiana educates students around the country sharing her personal experiences of silently struggling with her mental illnesses, a suicide attempt, and her eventual recovery.
Her presentations help individuals, who are currently struggling know they are not alone. Emily is the founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization LOST GOT FOUND. This mission is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Emily was the 2017 recipient of the National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award, with previous recipients such as Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs. This event is sponsored by the Depot Youth Center, Darien Public Library and Parent Awareness. Emily will be speaking at The Darien Public Library Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  101818emilytorchiana.eventbrite.com

Two follow up discussions will be held at the Depot Youth Center, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. Lily Genovese, a DHS Junior, and Brittany (Roach) Turk, DHS Class of 2007,  will be sharing their experiences and insight on the subject of mental health and suicide.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 to 8 p.m., Robert DiRoma LMSW, LADC will be presenting Depression — the Silent Killer.