If you find your days full of worry about getting sick, losing your job, or making decisions about your child’s education, you are not alone. Over 53% of adults in the United States ” reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus” in a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
To help with coping methods to deal with anxiety, the Peters Township Public Library will host award-winning comic performer Gab Bonesso via a Zoom presentation on World Mental Health Day, Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Bonesso will share an interactive look at her successes and struggles with mental health issues. In her “Ride the Wave” talk, she will focus on staying positive, healthy, and creative during difficult times, incorporating her famous humor throughout.
Registration is required for access to this free event suitable for adults and teens. Register online here.
Gab Bonesso is a nationally renowned performer, comedian, musician, and motivational speaker, best known for her award-winning school assembly programs and concert appearances.
Based in Pittsburgh, performer Gab Bonesso has spent the last eight years traveling the U.S. with a series of unique and interactive musical comedy programs for children, teens, and families. Over 800 school, community, church, camp, library, and festival locations across fifteen U.S. states have featured her work, and she has directly engaged an estimated 400,000 youth, educator, and adult participants in the process.
Gab has appeared on CBS and PBS television for her efforts and received regular airplay on renowned radio stations such as WXPN Kids Corner and WYEP-FM with her music. She garnered national press and awards for her live appearances and has partnered with organizations like Reading is Fundamental, American Eagle Outfitters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and many more. Gab’s programs utilize original music, interactive comedy, and educational discussion to explore themes of tolerance, positive expression, bullying awareness, and above all, the use of creativity as an alternative to negative expression.