National Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012
September 30 - October 4th, 2012
Please join students and faculty in the Social Work Department’s 8th Annual celebration honoring National Mental Illness Awareness Week. This event was coordinated by social work graduate students in the course Human Behavior and the Social Environment III (HBSE III). We are hosting a number of events that are free and open to the university community. For additional information, please contact Sharon Murphy at 862-3826 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)? MIAW is an annual observance sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to focus attention on the high incidence of mental illness in America. The purpose of the observance is to educate the public and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Sunday, September 30th Annual NAMI-NH Walk for Recovery from Mental Illness--Join Team UNH! This year's team is coordinated by Phi Alpha, social work honor society. For more information about joining our team or contributing financially please visit https://securewalks.nami.org/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?EventID=93089&LangPref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nami.org%2fwalkTemplate.cfm%3fSection%3dnamiwalks%26Template%3d%2fcustomsource%2fnamiwalks%2fwalksitedetail.cfm%26walksiteID%3d120 or email Erica Perry at mailto:email@example.com. The walk begins and ends at the NH Hospital in Concord (soccer fields on South Fruit St.) Festivities and registration begins at 9:00 am; walk begins at 10:30 am.
Sunday September 30 - October 4th Information Table and Interactive Pink Elephant Display in the Dimond Library. Check out the book display on mental illness. Also, take a look at the interactive pink elephant exhibit which will address the stigma associated with mental illness in contemporary society. Resources and brochures regarding mental illness from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be available.
Wednesday, October 3rd (6:00-8:30 pm) Panel Presentation A presentation on topics surrounding mental illness in MUB Theater II includes: David Cross, Ph.D., Director of the UNH Counseling Center, David Andre from NAMI-NH In Our Own Voice, Robyn Moses-Harney, from NAMI-NH Life Interrupted, Amy Mercier, MSW, from the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, and Amanda Rice, MSW, from WestBridge Community Services.
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