Edison State College Offers Activities to Highlight Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 7 through October 11

Oct 3, 2013

Edison State College will offer multiple events and activities to discuss Mental Illness Awareness.  Each year, Mental Illness Awareness takes place during the first week in October.  Starting on October 7, Edison State College in Fort Myers will offer a variety of lectures and activities.

“Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, moods, relationships, and the ability to adjust to change and hard times,” said Stacey Brown, Program Director of the Human Services Program at Edison State College School of Health Professions. 

Edison State College’s planned activities during Mental Illness Awareness Week include:  

 

MONDAY, October 7 – “Stomp Out the Stigma Day”

10:00 – 11:00 – “Mental Illness Facts:  What You Need to Know” – Building A, Room 105

1:00 – 2:00 – “ADHD:  What It Is and What It Isn’t” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 – “Understanding the Anxious Mind” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 – “How Do You Know When Someone is In Crisis?” – Building U, Room 219

 

TUESDAY, October 8th

1:00 – 2:00 – “Dating and Mating:  What’s Hot and What’s Not” – Building N, Room 202

1:00 – 2:00 – “AIDE (Approach, Initiate, Discuss, Engage):  An Emergency Mental Health Intervention for Suicidal Persons” – Building U, Room 220

2:00 – 3:00 – “Crossing Boundaries:  When a Date (or Intimate Partner) Takes It Too Far” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 --“Student Support Services:  We are Here To Help You” – Building U, Room 220

 

WEDNESDAY, October 9th

9:00 – 10:00 – “What is Counseling and What Can It Do For You?” – Building A, Room 105

10:00 – 11:00 --“Student Support Services:  We are Here To Help You” – Building A, Room 105

1:00 – 2:00 – “Binge Drinking and the College Student” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 – “Eating Disorders on Campus” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 – “Bacchanalia to Baccalaureate:  Booze and the College Student” – Building U, Room 219

3:00 – 4:00 – “The Most Commonly Used Illegal Drugs:  Do You Know What They Are?” – Building U, Room 219  

 

THURSDAY, Oct. 10th – National Depression Screening Day

9:00 – 10:00 – “The Silent Voice of Depression” – Building A, Room 201

10:00 – 11:00 – “Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” – Building A, Room 201

1:00 – 2:00 – “Depression, Trauma and Self Injury” – Building N, Room 202

2:00 – 3:00 – “Blue is the New Black:  Depression and the College Student” – Building U, Room 220

 

FRIDAY, October 12th – Stress Management Day

9:30 – 10:30 – “Just 10 Minutes for a Healthier You: Mindfulness Practice” – Building A, Room 201

1:00 – 2:00 – “A Mindful Way Through Times of Stressful Change” – Building U, Room 220

 

For more information about the programs throughout the week, contact Stacey Brown at 239-489-9124, ext. 1124.

 

Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests. Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program.