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By Miriam Raftery


January 14, 2016 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.


The speaker on Jan. 27 will be Dr. William Brock, clinical psychologist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. The La Mesa resident has more than 20 years of experience in clinical psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy and consultation. Since 2004, he has worked at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Outpatient Dual Recovery Program that assists individuals with cognitive behavior therapy and recovery counseling, including a wide range of psychiatric and substance abuse issues. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Alliant International University, both San Diego and Irvine campuses. He earned his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Southern California.


“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well being, and affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life,” said Kathy Quinn, director, Herrick Community Health Care Library. “Join us to learn about common mental health problems we may encounter or that we may see in family and friends, such as stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and adult attention deficit disorder. Treatment options and coping skills will be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice a variety of ideas and strategies for working on mental health concerns.”


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit


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