Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Summit

 

Welcome to the 2nd annual Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Summit!  The mission of the SCU Mental Health & Alcohol and Drug Summit is “to convene students, faculty, staff and parents to inform and inspire and educate our community on best practices for college student mental health promotion and suicide and alcohol abuse prevention.

The goal of the SCU Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Summit is to proactively educate the SCU community about the multi-faceted problems associated with mental health, stigma and substance use and abuse.  The overarching goal of the event is to increase mental health and alcohol and drug awareness while strengthening healthy attitudes and ultimately achieving positive behaviors among participants. 

Join SCU students, faculty, staff and parents on Monday, May 21, 2018, in the Benson Memorial Student Center.

This years keynote speaker will be Amy Cooper:

Amy Cooper serves as Board member and Director with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition, and Executive member of the FED UP! Coalition.

Following the tragic accidental overdose death of her son in July 2014, Amy left the Silicon Valley tech software industry where she had been working for 20 years and is now focusing on efforts to bring awareness and education to others about the dangers of prescription drug addiction and opioids through community education and proactive policy change.  Amy is passionate about working collaboratively to reduce drug related overdose deaths and addiction.  As a representative of NCAPDA,  she partners with high schools, colleges, community organizations, medical professionals, law enforcement, and other agencies to increase awareness about prescription drug addiction, naloxone distribution, and medicine safety.  She is also a working member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition (SCOOP) that is also focused on prevention of opioid addiction and overdose. 


Thank you for supporting the Wellness Center and the Summit.  If you would like more information about the Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Summit or would like to be involved with our programs, please contact me at (408) 554-4409, I look forward to hearing from you.  
 

sessions marked by a aterisk are geared towards students of color but all are welcome to attend. 

Time Session Location
12:00-1:00 

Amy Cooper serves as Board member and Director with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition, and Executive member of the FED UP! Coalition.

Following the tragic accidental overdose death of her son in July 2014, Amy left the Silicon Valley tech software industry where she had been working for 20 years and is now focusing on efforts to bring awareness and education to others about the dangers of prescription drug addiction and opioids through community education and proactive policy change.  Amy is passionate about working collaboratively to reduce drug related overdose deaths and addiction.  As a representative of NCAPDA,  she partners with high schools, colleges, community organizations, medical professionals, law enforcement, and other agencies to increase awareness about prescription drug addiction, naloxone distribution, and medicine safety.  She is also a working member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition (SCOOP) that is also focused on prevention of opioid addiction and overdose. 

Registration Link: Keynote Speaker

Williman Room 
10:00-10:50

***Black at SCU: Navigating White Spaces

Dr. Natalye Person

It’s time to lift the veil of white privilege and enter into uncomfortable conversations about race. It is a small ask for white people to sit in the discomfort of a conversation about race when people of color must live in the discomfort of a society where white appearances, behavior, and culture are the norm, where they are constantly sent messages that they are less than. Join Dr. Person in a informative discussion on how to navigate white spaces as a person of color.

Registration Link: Navigating White Spaces

Benson 21
 

***Supporting Students of Color Workshop

Dr. Estrella Ramirez, Ph.D., Dr. Jason Wu and Dr. Chi Nguyen, Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (SCU: CAPS)

The Supporting Students of Color (SOC) workshop will provide students of color at SCU a preview of the SOC group at CAPS and allow SCU students to connect with CAPS staff. Students will learn about the model and framework used in the workshop, identify personal salient identities and explore how individual identities intersect with students. Join the CAPS staff in this informative workshop in supporting students of color.

Registration Link: Supporting Students of Color Workshop

Benson Parlor A
 

Mind, Body, and Someone Else's Body: How Sexual Practices Relate to Your Mental Health

Dr. Laura Ellingson

This session will offer participants opportunities to learn about how sexual health and mental health relate to each other. People of all genders and sexualities engage in sexual activities (or not) with significant consequences for their own and others' well being. We will explore strategies for making choices that are right for your mental health while respecting others.

 Registration Link: Mind, Body, and Someone Else's Body: How Sexual Practices Relate to Your Mental Health

Benson Parlor C
10:30-12:00

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Faculty and Staff Session

Dr. Nadeem Hasan, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (SCU: CAPS) and Julia Claire Santos, JST Alumna and SCU Campus Minister

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals trained in QPR are called gatekeepers. Gatekeepers will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

QPR Gatekeeper Training is FREE. Training is 90 minutes long. Space is limited. Please register in advance (See below). Certificate of completion will be e-mailed after the training and is VALID for 3 years. For more information: https://qprinstitute.com/.

Registration Link: QPR Faculty and Staff 

Benson Parlor B
11:00-11:50

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health condition share their powerful personal stories in this free, 60-90 minute presentation.

Registration Link: NAMI

Benson 21
 

Alcohol Use Among College Youth

Dr. Westley Clark, Ph.D., Dean's Executive Professor

If the brain continues to grow until age 25, then why is the legal drinking age 21? This interactive presentation will inform participants of the role that alcohol plays among college youth, as well as how the addictive characteristics of alcohol can cause problems with judgment and risk-taking behaviors in young adults.

Registration Link: Alcohol Use Among College Youth

Benson Parlor A
 

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Side of Opioids

Dr. Deborah Stephenson

Join Dr. Stephenson in a open discussion about opioids. This talk will describe, the beneficial and harmful effects of opioids on the body, how to recognize opioid addiction, the treatments available and how to access themand how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.

More than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.

Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium. Come out and learn the good, bad and ugly side of opioid use. 

Registration Link: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Side of Opioids

Benson Parlor C
1:00-1:50

Body Positive at SCU

Dr. Estrella Ramirez, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (SCU: CAPS) and Laura Rosenberg, SCU Residence Life

...is a new initiative designed to cultivate a campus culture where body acceptance is the norm

…honors the body diversity of our campus community by challenging stigma and discrimination based on size or appearance

...is a force for positive social change at Santa Clara University

Join as we introduce five essential skills to promote a healthy, confident relationship to the body. When people become proficient at using these skills, they are able to care for themselves in body, mind, and spirit from a place of self-love and appreciation. In our session, we will introduce these five skills, guide participants in an exploratory activity, and outline ways to be involved with Body Positive SCU.

 Registration Link: Body Positive

Benson Parlor 21
 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: The Power of You(th)

Cara Houck

Underage alcohol use kills 4,700 people each year – that’s more than all illegal drugs combined. MADD helps young adults explore the real, shortand long-term impacts of drinking underage including how it damages brains and the longlasting social consequences through an interactive presentation. The educational information is followed with a personal account of how drunk driving can change your life.

Registration Link: MADD: The Power of You(th)

Benson Parlor A
 

Stress Less: Managing Anxiety and Stress

Dr. Nadeem Hasan, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (SCU: CAPS) and Louiza Livschitz (SCU: CAPS)

Have you been stressed or anxious recently? Come learn what stress and anxiety means for you, understand the impact of stress on your well-being, identify signs of stress, and learn strategies to reduce, prevent, and cope with stress and anxiety more effectively.

Registration Link: Stress Less: Managing Anxiety and Stress

Benson Parlor C
1:00-2:30 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Student Session

Dr. Nadeem Hasan, Ph.D., Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (SCU: CAPS) and Julia Claire Santos, JST Alumna and SCU Campus Minister

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals trained in QPR are called gatekeepers. Gatekeepers will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

QPR Gatekeeper Training is FREE. Training is 90 minutes long. Space is limited. Please register in advance (See below). Certificate of completion will be e-mailed after the training and is VALID for 3 years. For more information: https://qprinstitute.com/

Registration Link: QPR Student Session

Benson Parlor B 
2:00-2:50

Bill Wilson Center

Join us in an open discussion about how Mental Health Disorders affect the LGBTQ community.

Registration Link: Bill Wilson Center

Benson 21
 

Be Blunt

Lisa Joyner

Let’s Be Blunt is a 1 hour educational session designed to provide students with necessary facts and resources so that they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding marijuana use.

Registration Link: Be Blunt

Benson Parlor A
 

***Mental Health and the Latinx Community

Michelle Reivera, MFT

Common mental health disorders among Latinos are generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism. Additionally, Latina high school girls have high rates of suicide attempts. While Latino communities show similar susceptibility to mental illness as the general population, unfortunately, they experience disparities in access to treatment and in the quality of treatment they receive. This inequality puts us at a higher risk for more severe and persistent forms of mental health conditions.

Registration Link: Mental Health and the Latinx Community

Benson Parlor C