Beth Killian

Movies for Mental Health Facilitator

Beth Killian

Beth Killian is a Pioneer Valley-based songwriter, youth worker, mentor and advocate. After earning a degree in Public and Community Service Studies from Providence College, she spent two years teaching in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where she used dance, film, and music to connect with students and foster cross-cultural conversations about health and wellness.

Now back in New England, Bethany works at a teen-center as a job coach and mentor, assisting youth who have experienced trauma take positive steps toward self-sufficiency. She is also pursuing the folk-rockstar dream of singing in a three-part-harmony acoustic band. For over 10 years, Bethany has been an advocate for LGBTQ rights, and currently facilitates diversity dialogue trainings for social service professionals in northern Rhode Island.

She is pumped to be working with AWI as a Movies for Mental Health College facilitator, and is excited to continually encourage honest conversations that organically bring out the wisdom of all participants. As someone who relied on art, music, and creative expression to help her understand her own mental health journey, Bethany couldn’t be happier to have found an organization that values the connection between art and mind/body wellness.

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