Howard Center will be connecting to the global world mental health movement and hosting its first annual community-wide recognition and celebration of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on October 10 with a free and open to the public weekly speaker series throughout October. It’s an opportunity for community education and engagement to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and to connect to the global movement to ensure our communities have access to mental health supports when they are needed.
This year’s 2020 theme is Greater Investment Greater Access – Mental Health Supports for All—Everyone, Everywhere. In the coming months, we anticipate the pandemic will continue to exacerbate mental health and substance use needs in our community, and Howard Center wants to ensure that members of the community have access to the support they need.
Please join us for our free weekly speaker series:
October 7, 3 pm - 4 pm | ‘We are All in This Together’– Social Connection and Resilience During COVID-19 |with Charlotte McCorkel, LICSW and Leslie Nelson.
October 13, 6 pm - 7:15 pm | Bassey Ikpi | I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying | A moderated conversation | Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-American immigrant and New York Times bestselling author of I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, will speak about her life experiences including living with a mental illness, parenting, and working. Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jude Smith Rachele.
October 20, 12 - 1 pm | Parenting and Education During COVID—Building Family Resilience During Times of Toxic Stress |Cara Gleason Krebs, LICSW, Feyza Basoglu, MD plus panel
October 26, 11 am – 12 pm | Exercise and Other ‘Leisure Activities’ and Mental Health | John Koutras, MD
All of the events in the speaker series will be held via Zoom webinar and advance registration is required. Visit https://howardcenter.org/community-education/world-mental-health-day/ for more information, resources, our media kit, and to register for the October events. Please contact [email protected] for more information.