Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mental Health Panel



MENTAL HEALTH PANEL: Dispelling Myths, Revealing Truths, Instilling Hope

CLA room 1201, Thursday April 30th from 7 – 9pm

NAMI on Campus is one of the co-sponsors for this upcoming panel event, titled, “Mental Health Panel: Dispelling Myths, Revealing Truths, Instilling Hope”. This is wonderful opportunity to learn more about mental health from individuals who have experienced challenges related to mental health. Some of their topics will include: depression, anxiety, trauma, schizophrenia, substance use, and LGBT-related challenges. Four panelists have been confirmed for the event.



If you are interested in volunteering at the panel event, please email towsonunami@gmail.com with your interest and arrive at 6:15pm on the day of the event. Membership points will be awarded to volunteers (2) and attendees (1)!!! Promotional materials related to the event are attached to this email. 

Click here to view the event Facebook Link!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

 
4/18/2015 NAMI on Campus Updates!
 
Members: VOTE IN OUR ELECTIONS!!! 
Below is a link to our online election poll! There are candidates for our Co-President (2), Secretary, and Undergraduate Liaison position! 

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK (Sunday, May 3rd)
The Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is coming up on Sunday May 3 from 7 - 8:30pm. AFSP promotes advocacy, awareness, and education about suicide prevention. This walk is the perfect opportunity to participate it a mental illness related event without even having to leave campus. If you'd like to sign up and/or fundraise for the walk, please visit this link. If you are unable to fundraise and just want to come out day of and show your support, feel free to do so! We will have a NAMI team that you can join, so make sure to register under our team and look for emails about meeting up at the walk!

"BRING A FRIEND TO NAMI" (Last) Member Meeting: Wednesday, May 5th at 2:00pm in CLA 3216
Our next member meeting will be on Wednesday, May 5th, at 2:00pm in the College of Liberal Arts building, room CLA 3216. This is our LAST meeting for the semester!!! You can earn an extra membership point and a discount off of your dues for next year if you bring a friend to the meeting!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

4/15 member meeting, elections

MEMBER MEETING: Wednesday 4/15/2015 in CLA 3216

1) We will be viewing a Ted Talk and will have a short discussion about it.

2) Members who are interested in running for e-board positions will speak with members about their interest in the particular position they are applying for (2015 - 2016 school year). More information regarding elections can be found below:

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)

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!