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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spring 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)



4/15 (Elections)


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

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 towsonunami@gmail.com 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 towsonunami@gmail.com !