Monday, March 30, 2015



UPDATES

4/2 at 12pm: Ted Talk Event (RSVP!!!)
There will be a talk discussion event this Thursday, April 2 at 12:00 pm in the Loch Raven Rooms of the University Union. Free pizza will be provided. We will be watching the talk, "What's so funny about mental illness" by Ruby Wax, participating in a group discussion, and engaging in an advocacy and awareness-raising activity.

We would like a final head count by this Wednesday, so please send RSVP's and any questions to Gabrielle Handwerk,ghandw1@students.towson.edu.


ELECTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR’S EXECUTIVE BOARD!
If you are interested in an executive board position at NAMI on Campus, you are in luck! Elections will be held the dates of 4/15 – 4/22. You can run for the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Coordinator, and Public Relations Coordinator. You must be a current or incoming graduate student at Towson University to run for one of the listed positions. Email towsonunami@gmail.com if you are interested in applying for a position! Please be prepared to speak with members at our next member meeting about your interest in the position (on 4/15 at 2pm in CLA 3216)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Upcoming Events

Bystander Intervention Workshop (Member Meeting) 3/26
At our next member meeting in CLA room 3216 on Wednesday 3/25 at 2pm, we will be having a Bystander Intervention workshop, facilitated by a speaker from the Counseling Center's Sexual Assault Peer Education team! As sexual assault is linked to Mental health & illness, this is a great way to learn about sexual assault on campus and what you can do to prevent and deal with issues related to sexual assault on campus.

DSM-LIVE EVENT 4/7
NAMI is partnering with the Counseling Center to host their upcoming event DSM-live! This will be an "around-the-world" interactive event with different disorders stationed in rooms around the Counseling Center. It will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm.
The committee is in need of volunteers to help with giving tours, setting up/tearing down, tabling at the end of the tour, and manning different rooms. If you are interested in signing up for any of these tasks, please email Gabrielle Handwerk at ghandw1@students.towson.edu. Membership points will be given to volunteers.
Spring Ted Talk 4/2
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12pm - 1:30 in Loch Raven (University Union), NAMI on Campus will be hosting a Spring Ted Talk Program related to mental illness! This will be a great opportunity to learn more about mental illness while engaging in meaningful discussion about the TED Talk afterwards. Food will be served at the event!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hi Members!

2/24/2015 NAMI on Campus Updates

Upcoming Member Meetings:
Member meetings are held monthly at 2pm on Wednesdays in CLA 3216. Below are the upcoming meeting dates:

  • 3/25
  • 4/15
  • 5/6

Make sure to come to the meetings so that you feel even more connected to our student group, and if you have class and have to leave early or come late - that's completely fine (come anyway)!

  • Living Classrooms is an education and enrichment program for at-risk children in Baltimore. They have an after-school and supplemental education program that teaches them about health, wellness, the environment, and other topics.
     
  • Lesson Plan: We have been planning a lesson for the children on mental health issues (contact gbinns1@students.towson.edu  with interest for that project)
     
  • Parent Workshop: We have been asked to host a psycho-/educational workshop on mental illness for the parents of the children at Living Classrooms. The program will be discussing how to talk about and address mental health and concerns with children. It should dovetail nicely with the lesson plan we will be presenting to the students (so that the conversation can get started between both the parents and children instead of just targeting the children with the information and not informing the parents).
    • If you are interested in this new project of planning or executing the workshop, please email us at towsonunami@gmail.com!

Friday, February 13, 2015



Member Meeting 2/18:
Our next general member meeting is next Wednesday, February 18th at 2pm in CLA 3216!  Dr. Kasey Serdar will be speaking to us about Eating Disorders. Dr. Serdar is the Eating Disorder Services Coordinator of the Counseling Center's "The Body Project". The Body Project is a Peer Education Program that is actively changing the ways in which their discussion group feels about their bodies.

My Campus Health (www.mycampushealth.com)
Also, below you will find a flyer for MyCampusHealth.com, which is a website designed by one of our guest speakers who attended the Cultural Diversity Panel. The website is designed to be an online platform for students who wish to exchange stories regarding topics of mental health and wellness. For more information, visit www.mycampushealth.com.

Vice President Position (Graduate Student Position)
Lastly, we have a Vice President position available for Graduate Members! The position is for the remainder of the semester and will help you secure an executive board position for the upcoming year. An e-board position in NAMI on Campus is a great way to gain more experience in the field of mental illness as well as building your leadership and team work skills (i.e. a resume builder!) If you are a graduate student who is interested in being or is currently a member of NAMI on Campus – please email towsonunami@gmail.com with your name, a brief description about yourself/your interests, as well as qualities/experience that would allow you to help NAMI’s continued growth on campus. 


Monday, February 9, 2015

Hi Members!

I hope your semester is off to a wonderful start. I just wanted to remind you all that we have a meeting next Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00pmin room LA 3216.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Kasey Serdar, who is the Eating Disorder Services Coordinator of the Counseling Center's "The Body Project" - which is a Peer Education Program that is actively changing the ways in which their discussion group feels about their bodies.  Dr. Serdar will be speaking on topics related to eating disorders -- as Eating Disorders Awareness Week is from February 22 - 28th.

Also, just a reminder: Our meetings are the following days on Wednesdays at 2pm:
  • 3/25
  • 4/15
  • 5/6 

Have a great week!
-Ryan


Ryan Muffi
NAMI on Campus, Towson University 
Public Relations Coordinator, 2014 - 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spring 2015 updates


SPRING SEMESTER 2015 UPDATES:


MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY! We will be having our first member meeting this Wednesday, January 28th at 2pm. We will be discussing some of our upcoming goals for the semester as well as watching a TED talk related to mental illness and having a discussion about it. You will get an extra membership point if you bring refreshments! – Email towsonunami@gmail.com if you plan on bringing refreshments.



Location: We are in the Liberal Arts building this year! LA 3216

Future Member Meetings:

1/28 (First Member Meeting)

2/18

3/25

4/15 (Elections)

5/6 





TABLING: We will be hosting a tabling event in the University Union in the next couple of weeks (we are aiming for next Monday, February 2nd or the following Monday, February 9th.) If you are interested in helping with the event (distributing NAMI on Campus information, talking to interested members, etc.), please email our program coordinator, Gabrielle Handwerk @ ghandw1@students.towson.edu.



MEMBERSHIP FORMS: If you have paid your dues, but have not submitted a Membership Form to us, please do so within the week. The form is attached for those who have paid dues (we have documented who has paid, so don’t worry if you haven’t submitted the form yet!)



Enjoy the first week of classes! Hope to see you this Wednesday at 2pm!



-Ryan Muffi