Norfolk Public Library launches mental health podcast


NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Public Library is launching a new mental health podcast show.

The new podcast, “Living Freely: Mental Health Podcast,”will be hosted by licensed professional counselor Rachel Ann Dine.

Dine has been in the mental health field for 15 years and worked in a variety of settings: Crisis hot-line, inpatient long-term residential and acute short-term psychiatric hospitals, military and family life counseling, and emergency departments providing mental health assessments. She has also written educational courses on psychiatric disorders for hospital employees.

The library says all aspects of mental health and wellness will be discussed on the show with a focus on popular topics.

The first three episodes will air on Wednesday, at 6 a.m.:

  • Episode 1 – Dealing with Grief
  • Episode 2 – Achieving Work-Life Balance
  • Episode 3 – Seasonal Effective Disorder

“These perilous times are overwhelming for many people in our community who suffer in silence trying to maintain a healthy mental state. Norfolk Public Library serves as a beacon of hope with resources and tools to empower our community. The podcast will help people without judgment or the stigma that often comes with mental health,” said Patricia Kendalls, NPL’s Adult Programming Coordinator.

Episodes will be released weekly on Wednesday mornings.

Follow the “Living Freely: Mental Health Podcast” by downloading the Anchor app. You can also stream the show on Google Play, Apple, Spotify and all other major listening and social media platforms.

Click here to view the complete list and descriptions of all episodes.

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