Two Mental Health Programs

As part of the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative, two free events will take place in Bridgehampton and Southampton next week sponsored by East Hampton and Southampton Towns. 

A talk called “Don’t Call Me Nuts!” by Tory Masters, a certified peer specialist and founder of the weekly East End Mood Disorder Support Group at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, will speak at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Bridgehampton on Tuesday at 7 p.m. about her journey from despair to health and why she choose to talk about it openly and with pride. 

On Friday, Oct. 12, a PBS documentary, “Depression: Out of the Shadows,” will be screened at Parrish Memorial Hall at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Herrick Road in the village. It shows personal stories and offers professional insights and scientific research. A period for questions and answers will follow. The screening starts at 7 p.m. 

Both events are free and no preregistration is required. Other events happening elsewhere on Long Island during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from Sunday to Oct. 13, can be found online at mhaweek.org.