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Launch Your Life Speaker Series: ‘Do You Know Someone?’

Human Resource Services’ Launch Your Life is sponsoring a five-week speaker series in October titled “Do You Know Someone?” as part of an effort to reflect the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s commitment to health and well-being in a community of care and support. If you know someone struggling with mental health and its stigma, let’s talk.

Here’s a rundown of the five sessions:

In Our Own Voice — Depression

Oct. 4, Noon-1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349

The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this presentation and engage with audience members to give them a better understanding of mental health.

Register here.

Take Care

Oct. 10, Noon-1 p.m.
Lexington Building, Room 2-111

Did you know perinatal depression affects 15 percent to 20 percent in all populations of pregnant and postpartum women? Other statistics show as many as 1 in 7 women are affected, and it is recommended to get screened at least once during the perinatal period. To learn more and help support women in your lives, join us in this riveting presentation.

Register here.

In Our Own Voice — Bipolar

Oct. 18, Noon-1 p.m.
Lexington Building, Room 3-111

NAMI’s In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. You will gain understanding that every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future, and you will discover how it is possible to live a healthy life with a mental illness.

Register here.

Strong Women

Oct. 24, Noon-1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

Get tips and learn how to prevent depression and anxiety in pregnancy, focusing on women in the workplace. Join us in support of mental health, learn about resources, and start talking toward a change. Presented by Women’s Mental Health Program.

Register here.

Let’s Talk

Oct. 30, Noon-1 p.m.
Lexington Building, Room 3-111

Anyone can struggle with a mental health problem. As a family member or friend, do you sometimes feel helpless to do anything to be supportive? Join the EAP for an open, supportive discussion on how to support a family member or friend struggling with mental health issues. All UMB employees are welcome to attend.

Register here.


Jina BacchusCollaboration, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeSeptember 21, 20180 comments

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