Irene is available for speaking as both an author and an advocate for children with depression.

Irene would like to think of this not as a presentation but as a conversation: a shared experience that includes dialogue, questions, and perhaps even some answers. These engagements typically include a short reading of the book to serve as the starting point for this important conversation.

We owe it to our children to do whatever it takes to help them through the darkness. With the rise in childhood depression and suicide, we need to do more as caregivers, friends, and communities. Engaging in conversations and speaking out is one way we can spread light on children who are hiding in the darkness and give them hope.

Audiences include people of all ages.

Contact Irene with speaking requests.

Featured Past Events

Billy Talks Mental Health with Irene Buchine

As a guest on the Food for Thought Podcast, Irene shares her personal perspective on mental health.

Northeast Delta Dental Radio Talks Children’s Mental Health with Irene

Join Irene as she discusses children’s mental health with Tom Raffio, President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental.

A Mother’s Story About Childhood Depression and Hope

An online Zoom event featuring a book discussion by Irene Buchine and hosted by James A. Tuttle Library

What do I say? When do I say it?

A live discussion about talking with children about mental health with Justice John T. Broderick

The Language of Opportunity and Understanding

A Zoom interview with Lisa Hayward from the Office of Social and Emotional Wellness (OSEW) in the NH Department of Education.