OCOH July 26, 2018 “National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

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On Thursday, July 26th UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall in observation of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This event will feature top researchers and mental health practitioners with expertise in child development, social epidemiology, and cultural diversity in mental health.

During this forum our panelists will discuss the stigma associated with mental disorders and the negative consequences that stigma has on individuals, families, and society as a whole.

We hope to foster an open discussion between researchers and members of the community, both local and national, via live audience Q&A and questions delivered via Twitter and text messaging.

Event Details:

  • Date:  July 26, 2018
  • Time: In-person reception with light food and beverages 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT | Discussion 6 – 7 p.m. EDT
  • Location: UF HealthStreet
                    2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • RSVP online at: bit.ly/OCOHMMHM

Live-stream Info:

  • At 6:00 p.m., click here to watch live: bit.ly/OCOHJULY26
  • If you have questions, contact UF HealthStreet at (352) 294-4880 or email Tamara Lowrey at tlowrey@ufl.edu

Meet the Panel: Moderator: Pamela Koons, Director, At The WELLness Network Board member, NAMI Gainesville, Panelists: Michelle Jacobs-Elliott, MD, Staff Psychiatrist, UF Student Health Care Center Areas of expertise include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Cultural and Women’s Mental Health, Micah E. Johnson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UF College of Medicine Areas of expertise include sociology, criminology, child development, and social epidemiology, Andres Pumariega, MD, Professor and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UF College of Medicine and UF Health Areas of expertise include children’s systems of care, cultural divesity in mental health, and standards of cultural competence in medicine
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Recommended Readings:

Fighting for Mental Health: A Personal View
By Norman Satorius

Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression
By Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Parenting from the Inside Out
By Daniel J. Siegel

Our Community, Our Health (OCOH), an initiative of HealthStreet, is a town hall meeting that facilitates two-way communication between the community and researchers. It is a forum for sharing the latest health-research findings and a place to collect and prioritize ideas for research from multiple stakeholders across the country.

HealthStreet is a community engagement program in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine. It is funded by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. View past OCOH livestreams here.