Dec 2014
  S M T W T F S
Wk> 30 1 2 3 4 5 6
Wk> 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Wk> 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Wk> 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Wk> 28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Jump to...
Today is:
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
3:30pm
Community Mental Health Day
(Arts and Culture)

Resource Fair
3:30-6:30 p.m.
University Banquet Hall South
At the time of release, participating agencies include:
AID Behavioral Health, Aurora University School of Nursing Students, The Awakening Project,Cadence Health Behavioral Health Services, Family Advocacy on IPS/Supported Employment, Family Counseling Service, Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, Gateway Foundation, Kendall County Health Department, The Light of the Heart, Mutual Ground, National Alliance on Mental Illness - DeKalb, Kane South and Kendall Counties, Open Door Clinic, Presence Mercy Medical Center, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Suicide Prevention Services of America, TriCity Family Services and VNA Health Care.

Layperson's Guide to Mental Illness
4:00 - 4:40 p.m. | University
Banquet Hall North
Jerry J. Murphy, Executive Director of the INC Board, will address the topic of mental illness on a non-clinical level in order to educate the general public. The biology and stigma of mental illness will be discussed, as well as what actions can be taken by the public to address how mental illness is perceived in the community.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
4:45 - 5:25 p.m. | University
Banquet Hall North
Pat Doyle, Education Coordinator with NAMI Metro-Suburban, and Mary Dalton, Volunteer Speaker with NAMI DuPage and NAMI Metro-Suburban, will share information about mental illness from a patient and family perspective. Participants will learn about current research trends in the causes and treatment of mental illness and will gain understanding and empathy for those who suffer from mental illness.

Adolescent Behavioral Health
5:30 - 6:15 p.m. | University
Banquet Hall North
Panelists for this session include Dr. Lorna London, Clinical Psychologist with Rush-Copley Medical Center, Connie Parr, Nurse Practitioner for the ADHD Program at Presence Mercy Medical Center, and Stacy Colgan, Licensed-Clinical Social Worker with Lisle School District 202. These professionals will discuss common adolescent behavior challenges, when families should consider seeking professional help, and how families and professionals can work together to help the adolescent curb challenging behaviors.

Arts and Ideas: Kay Redfield Jamison
7:30 p.m. | Crimi Auditorium
In 1995, as Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, Kay Redfield Jamison shocked her colleagues by going public with her own struggle with manic-depression in a Washington Post article and subsequent best-selling book, "An Unquiet Mind." Jamison has since become a
trusted spokesperson for millions who suffer from mental illness and their loved ones. She addresses the clinical and personal realities of depression and bipolar disorder in a manner that encourages dialogue, empathy and hope.

Location: UBH North & Crimi Auditorium