October is Mental Health Month. Throughout the pandemic, the number of people feeling anxious or depressed has increased to 40 percent across Maryland.
UMB is committed to the health and well-being of the campus community and to providing care and support.
This month, we are offering impactful events sponsored by Launch Your Life and other campus activities focused on emotional and mental health.
Mental Health Month Event Highlight
Do You Know Someone Virtual Events
StigmaFree: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
Join us at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 for a dynamic presentation brought to you by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Listen to real-life stories from individuals who have struggled with mental health condiditons in the workplace for a powerful session.
You will also learn about how employers can address the stigma of mental health in the workplace. Gather resources on how to maintain wellness, stay better connected with coworkers during these unprecedented times, and how leaders and managers can look for signs of distress and raise issues with employees without overstepping.