Mental Health Awareness Presentation at D’Youville
Understand More About Mental Health Promotion, Managing Stress and Why Seeking Help When Needed is a Strength
Buffalo, New York – May 05, 2017 – D’Youville College will present a Mental Health Awareness: Creating an Integrated Community of Healing program on Friday, May 5, from 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM in Madonna Hall, corner of Porter and Fargo Avenues. It is part of Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1 to May 7.
Karl Shallowhorn from the Erie County Mental Health Association/Compeer will be the keynote speaker. He has presented and written extensively on topics related
to mental health and advocacy and contributes significantly to raising community awareness
about mental health problems.
Dr. Mark Guenther will represent the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and Tracy LeBlanc with James Butcher will represent Lakeshore Behavioral Health.
Presentations will also be provided by representatives from on-campus student services.
“The day promises to be both informational and inspirational and is part of our commitment to increase understanding and decrease stigma regarding mental illness,” said Dr. Ann P. Caughill, associate professor and chair of the School of Nursing and director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at D’Youville. “We also want to promote mental wellness.”
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week) was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.
John Bray, Director of Public Relations