Loutit District Library to Host Mental Health Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

Barbara Lee VanHorssen , Experi-Mentor at Extended Grace and the Director of the Momentum Center for Social Engagement will lead a nine-month brown bag lunch and learn series on mental health at the Loutit District Library beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19.

This series will be held on the third Tuesday of the month through May 15, 2018 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. Registration is not required.

According to Lee VanHorssen, one in four people will experience mental illness at some point in their lifetime.

“None of us are untouched by the challenges of our experience of mental illness or the need to care for and support loved ones who are engaged in their own struggle,” states Lee VanHorssen.

She goes on the say, “At the same time, stigma is a primary barrier to people seeking treatment and for resources being prioritized to address this growing epidemic.”

The brown bag lunch and learn will introduce attendees to mental illnesses, available resources, and steps we can all take to end stigma.

For more information, visit or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214 during normal business hours.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 132,552 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.