Mental Illness Awareness Week

In recognition of the 2018 National Mental Illness Awareness Week, the UNH Behavioral Health Initiative is co-sponsoring events September 30 through October 4: 

5k Awareness Walk:

Join the 5k walk to raise awareness about mental health, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). 
When: Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 am  
Where: 71 S. Fruit St. Concord, NH 
View Flyer

Documentary film screening

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The UNH Institute on Disability offers this free screening of an award-winning documentary film. 
When: Monday , October 1, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: MUB Theater 1 
more information   

in our own voice

This event is put on by the UNH Department of Psychology and National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire. Recovery and education presentations are given by trained presenters aimed at empowering those faced with mental illness.
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 pm
Where: McConnell Hall Room 240
more information 

Addressing New Hampshire’s Mental Illness Needs and Workforce Development

This presentation is sponsored and hosted by the UNH Department of Social Work, and will discuss contemporary issues addressing and treating mental illness, the stigma of mental illness, and career/professional opportunities for those entering the mental health field. Q & A will follow. 
Jay Couture, Executive Director, Seacoast Mental Health
Lori Shibinette, CEO, New Hampshire Hospital
When: Wednesday, October 3 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: MUB Theater II 
View Flyer

Suicide Prevention Training 

This event is put on by UNH Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS). Attend a workshop on recognizing signs of distress, suggestions on how to reach out to those in distress, and information on where and when to refer students.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm. RSVP by calling 862-2090.
view flyer.

UNH Stop the Stigma

UNH group Stop the Stigma is promoting suicide awareness on Fresh Check Day in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week. 
When: Thursday, October 4 from 11:00  am - 2:00 pm
Where: Hamel Rec Center
View flyer