Meghan St. John, creator of a new podcast called "Speak Little Forest," recently delved into the topic of mental health with Pam Coley McCann, a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in the Berkshires and associate professor of human services at Berkshire Community College.

The episode, titled “Hope for Hard Times,” can be found at

In addition to the episode featuring Coley McCann, the "Speak Little Forest" podcast spotlights Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith, Balderdash winery owners Christian and Donna Hanson, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington, and Westfield State University Associate Professor of Environmental Science John McDonald, a black bear expert.

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