Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The NAMI executive board would like to present a couple opportunities to you!

Panel Event
The first, is to be a committee member for an upcoming panel on Mental Health. We would like to have a committee of members that would be meeting with our Program Coordinator, Gabrielle Handwerk, to plan the event. The two panels held last year were on experiences with mental health challenges as well as experts in access to services under the Affordable care act. You will have a unique opportunity to work together to plan this even, if you are interested!

**Please email Gabrielle Handwerk, our Programming Coordinator, with your interest at ghandw1@students.towson.edu.

Living Classrooms
The other, which is something that you might have heard about, is our upcoming collaboration with Living Classrooms.

Living classrooms is a Foundation that provides enrichment and after school programs to students who live in Baltimore. The program has its students engaged in hands-on education and learning experiences, such as working with plants and animals on their Harbor East Campus.

Initially, we will be going to their campus two times: 1) To observe the students who we will be working with and 2) to work with children and host an educational session on bullying and working with children with physical and mental health conditions and disabilities. This is educative in nature, so if you are interested, please be prepared to help co-facilitate a discussion on such topics!

**Please email gbinns1@students.towson.edu if you are interested in participating in this opportunity to work with children!

**Please email Gabrielle Handwerk, our Programming Coordinator, with your interest at ghandw1@students.towson.edu.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hi NAMI Members!

Make sure to get involved with our planned activities!


General Member Meeting (DUES ARE DUE) - Thursday, October 16th

    • Thursday - October 16th, 2014
    • 2:00p.m - 3:00p.m
    • Location: Lithicum Hall 0006
    • DUES ARE DUE! They are 10$

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello Current and New Members!!

Our first meeting of the Semester will be on Thursday, September 18th at 2:00p.m!

We will be meeting in Lithicum Hall Room LI 0006 (Right next to the Center for the Liberal Arts and Lecture Hall Buildings). 

Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to get involved in the effort to:

1. Decrease the stigma placed on topics related to mental health
2. Promote an equitable distribution of resource for all individuals
3. Advocate for individuals with mental health concerns!

The chapter meeting is open to all students (and guests) who would like to attend. We will have a meet-and-greet, discussion of our Organization's current objectives, and a talk about the direction we want to take this year!

To join our email ListServ, please email towsonunami@gmail.com!
Facebook us! www.facebook.com/groups/TowsonUNAMI/

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 - 2015 Election Results and OPEN executive board positions!

Hello, Everyone!

The election is over! Our NAMI on Campus at TU's 2014 - 2015 Executive Board is:

Sara McKee, Co-President

Karl Mamaduke, Co-President

Sara Secada-Lovio, Secretary

Ryan Muffi, Public Relations Coordinator

Please note we still have two positions open: Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator. If you are interested, please email towsonunami@gmail.com (prospective candidates must be Towson University Graduate Students).

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Stay tuned for updates on Fall member meetings and events. If you would like to receive emails from the Towson University NAMI on Campus listserv, please email towsonunami@gmail.com.

Friday, April 4, 2014

TED talks screening

 Hello everyone!

NAMI at TU is working hard to bring you some great events in April. Our next event is a TED talks screening on Friday, April 11th from 7:00- 8:30 PM. We will be hosting a screening and discussing of TED talks related to depression and suicide. This event will be interactive allowing attendees to engage in discussion and advocacy related to these incredibly  relevant topics. For more information please visit our facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/560037994093972/

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ACA Panel

Hi NAMI friends!

This semester we are hosting a panel for two FREE continuing education credits. The topic is the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health. Please join us April 5, 2014 from 1 to 3 P.M. at the University Union (Paws room, Towson University). NPR's own Joe Neel will be moderating the event, and we have four wonderful and knowledgeable speakers attending. This event will be great for both professionals in the field (free CE's!) and students (networking!). If you have ANY questions at all, please email us at towsonunami@gmail.com.

Update: Pre-registration for CEs is not required, however, we do suggest you get there early to ensure you are able to find a seat. We are limited in space to about 100 people. Once on site, we will ask you to check in and fill out an evaluation form to meet CE requirements.
Lastly, the CEs are only available APA accredited psychologists.

A very, very special thanks to Towson University's chapter of PsiChi, our panelists and moderator, the Towson University Counseling Center, Student Affairs, and the Collaboration Fund for all of their hard work and dedication!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Welcome to Spring 2014!

Hello everyone and welcome back for a new semester!

We are hard at work planning some exciting events for this semester. Here are some initial things to start off our semester:

1.) MEMBER MEETINGS- In order to allow more people to attend our member meetings they have been moved to Monday evenings from 6:00-6:45pm in CLA 4317. Mark your calendars now for the all the semester meetings! At our first member meeting we will discuss semester programming, officer elections, and participate in a discussion activity

Monday, February 17th (first meeting of the semester)
Monday, March 10th
Monday, April 14th
Monday, April 28th

2.) DUES- Reminder that NAMI membership dues are collected each semester. Please bring your $10 membership fee to the next member meeting or contact Kyle Davis (kdavis32@students.towson.edu) to arrange an alternate time to pay your dues.

3.) STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR- We will be advertising NAMI at the Student Involvement Fair this Wednesday, Feb 5th in The University Union from 11am-1pm. If you would like to help table for the fair please contact Kyle Davis at kdavis32@students.towson.edu. You will be eligible for a member point by serving at the table.

4.) ADVOCACY DAY-  Feb 5, 2014 in Annapolis. Advocacy Day is an opportunity to meet with state legislators to voice concerns on mental health public policy. Anyone interested in participating in or volunteering on Advocacy Day, should contact Renee Stainrod, Community Outreach and Projects Coordinator, atrstainrod@namibaltimore.org

5.) MENTAL HEALTH PANEL VIDEO- Did you miss out on the fall Mental Health Panel Discussion? You're in luck because we now have it available online! Special thanks to Sara McKeen for her hard work taping and editing this video! http://towsonu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=f208b4e5-d80d-4fd0-9921-23fe709eb5fe