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Friday, December 10, 2021
11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST

Providing “Extra Spoons” for those with Chronic Health Conditions

Providing “Extra Spoons” for those with Chronic Health Conditions

Friday, December 10, 2021

11 am EST / 8 am PST

Extra Spoons is a grassroots organization and volunteer mutual aid program that was founded as a resource to provide support to individuals who struggle to complete day-to-day tasks due to chronic health conditions.  The worsening of the mental health crisis in America during the COVID-19 pandemic acted as a call to action to those able to help from their living rooms.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Discuss the mental health crisis during COVID-19, including the difficulty people with chronic health conditions experience navigating the health care system, and the need for support.
  • Identify how social networking allows peers to give mutual aid based on soft skills.
  • Highlight “Extra Spoons”, and how it provides support and maintains equity for people of all socio-economic backgrounds.

Meet the Presenter:

Timber Talbot (they/them) - Founder of Extra Spoons

Timber Talbot is an American mental health advocate and community activist who founded Extra Spoons. Timber's mission to promote mental health awareness has spread internationally among multiple online platforms sparking intracommunity strength, self-advocacy, and grassroots mutual aid.  

Timber recently left their full-time career in the professional health care setting to shift focus on their goal of advocating for underrepresented people with mental health support needs.