On May 6, a panel of UMD students will share their personal mental health journeys in Mental Health and Me, an event coordinated by Family Science (FMSC) doctoral candidate Lauren Messina. Panelists will use the tool of oral storytelling to cover various aspects of navigating college with mental health needs, including psychiatric labeling and disclosing mental health information and experiences to friends and family. Panelists will discuss their work with mental health advocacy and lead a community based discussion based on questions from the audience.
Ms. Messina coordinated the event in association with her position on the advisory committee of Children's Mental Health Matters awareness week. This will be the second year this event is held. It is in collaboration with Active Minds and with support from Family Science student organizations Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi-U) and Maryland Council on Family Relations (MCFR).
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