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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

On Wednesday 12/11, Thursday 12/12, and Monday 12/16 from 8 am-12 pm, NAMI on Campus will be selling bagels and other baked goods to support their efforts to reduce stigma towards mental illness and promote equal access to resources.

Take a break from studying to have a snack, learn about what NAMI on Campus is up to, ways you can get involved, and tips for managing stress during finals. The sale will be taking place in the main entranceway across from the garage on the 2nd floor of the Liberal Arts Building.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mental Health Panel Discussion: Dispelling Myths about Living with Mental Illness & Recovery

NAMI on Campus, Active Minds, Towson University Counseling Center, and On Our Own of Maryland have collaborated to compile a panel of speakers focused on experiences with mental illness and recovery. The event aims to educate attendees about the realities of living with mental illness, provide resources on how to seek services, and offer hope to individuals that may be struggling or have a friend/family member struggling with mental illness. The theme of this panel discussion will center on recovery and dispelling of myths. Panelists include Danna Thomas (Miss Baltimore) and other individuals who will share their personal stories, including what helps them maintain their recovery and lead full lives of their choosing. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 

For directions to the TU Towsontown Garage click here.

Thursday, December 5th at 7-9 p.m.

Towson University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 1201

Monday, November 18, 2013

Please join us for our next member meeting this Wednesday, November 20th at 2:30 in room LA3209. In addition to our member meeting, we are currently collecting for a food drive, and in December, there will be a panel discussion hosted in collaboration with Active Minds and On Our Own of Maryland. We urge you to scroll down and check out the "upcoming events" section of the blog for more details on these fabulous events.