Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pictures from the NAMI on Campus Panel Event: 

Cultural Diversity in the Mental Health Setting

From left to right: Mehwish Qureshi, Flor Giusti, Benjamin McAfee, Cheri Wilson, Yulanda Blackston and Dr. Schmidt (event moderator)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Member Meeting 11/20:

Date/Time: Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, 11/20 from 2:00p.m – 3:00p.m in Lithicum Hall, room LI 0006. 

Theme: The theme of our member meeting will be depression, stress and anxiety. The discussion will be led by Jonathan Schettino from the Counseling Center, who is the Coordinator of Anxiety and Depression Services. We hope to have interactive and/or discussion component to this meeting, so that we can be more engaged on the topics of depression, stress, and anxiety.

Refreshments: We would like to provide light refreshments for the meeting. If you are interested in supplying refreshments (a case of beverages, a large bag of chips, a tray of cookies, etc.), you will receive an additional membership point!

Member Tee-Shirts:

NAMI on Campus at TU would like to have member tee-shirts. We hope to make the tee-shirts for the beginning of next semester. However, we need YOUR help in designing them. If any of you are savvy with creating designs and logos and would like to submit an idea, please email for general guidelines regarding the tee-shirts.

Open Executive Board Positions 

Fundraising Coordinator: The fundraising coordinator position is still available for graduate students looking to get more involved this academic year! The position's main tasks are planning fundraising programs and overseeing bank account transactions. If you are interested or want more information on the position, please email !

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

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 if you are interested in participating in this opportunity to work with children!

**Please email Gabrielle Handwerk, our Programming Coordinator, with your interest at

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!
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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 (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