Join Porter for a conversation about anxiety and depression

MIDDLEBURY — Do you know how to identify anxiety or depression in yourself or others, including children, adults, seniors and new mothers? Would you like to learn about different ways to discuss it with loved ones or about ways to treat it?

UVMHN Porter Medical Center invites area residents to join them in person this Wednesday, April 5, evening at 109 Catamount Park, Middlebury (off Exchange Street), for the first of what they’re calling “the fishbowl series.” The premise of the series is to allow guests to pose questions anonymously (by writing them down and dropping them into a fishbowl) to a panel of healthcare experts on different topics.

This first session, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will cover topics related to anxiety and depression. Porter’s facilitator will draw questions out of the fishbowl and direct them to the appropriate panelist.

This event is free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be available. Porter asks that interested individuals register in advance, as the space is limited to the first 60 guests.

The panelists will include Porter physicians and clinicians from the Counseling Service of Addison County, including Dr. Natasha Withers, Dr. Michael Seaton, Dr. Anna Benvenuto, Alison Underwood, Melanie Bouchard and Carolyn Gilles.

More details on the panelists and how to register in advance, head online to

For more questions about the event or the logistics please reach out to: Amey Ryan, Porter Medical Center Community Relations Chair, [email protected].


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