AU hosts Community Mental Health Day
Beacon-News Staff February 22, 2013 3:42PM
Updated: March 25, 2013 6:42AM
Aurora University will host a Community Mental Health Day on Monday to educate the public on mental health issues and the steps they can take to address how mental illness is perceived and treated in the community.
Community Mental Health Day, hosted by AU’s Institute for Collaboration, will include presentations about mental health stigma and recent research on the causes and treatments of mental illnesses.
The event also includes a resource fair designed to connect people with agencies in the community that could assist their loved ones coping with mental illness. Nineteen agencies, including clinics, health departments, substance abuse treatment centers and support groups will have tables at the fair.
The Resource Fair will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Talks will include “Layperson’s Guide to Mental Illness” at 4 p.m., “National Alliance on Mental Illness” at 4:45 p.m., and “Adolescent Behavioral Health” at 5:30 p.m.
All events will be in the banquet rooms of Alumni Hall, 1410 Marseillaise Place.