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Mental Health Summit

 

Stress Management

Presenter: Dr. Ling Lam (SCU Counseling Psychology)

November 14th, 9:00-10:00 am, Parlor B

In this workshop, you'll learn a variety of practical cognitive, emotional, physiological and behavioral techniques to help you better manage stress. Using a framework on stress that is grounded in scientific research and informed by clinical practice, Ling Lam, Ph.D. will cover the nature of stress response, the sources of stress, and the short and long term impact of stress on physical and psychological health

Kara Grief Services

Presenter: Jaymie Byron (Director of Community Outreach and Education)

November 14th, 9:00-10:00 am, Parlor C

Change, loss and trauma are natural in the cycle of life and grief is our natural reaction. Kara offers a safe and caring environment where those coping with death and dying can express and normalize their feelings of grief. Come learn the steps of grief from Kara professionals.

November 14th, 10:00-11:00 am, Parlor B

Presenter: Ignacia Villavelazquez-Hill (Director of Disabilities Resources)

Mental Health and Academic Performance: Academic accommodations supporting students living with mental health conditions in the classroom (Student Session)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Faculty and Staff

Instructors: Rebecca Schapp (Director of de Saisset Museum), Lauren Baines (Asst. Director of de Saisset Museum), Dr. Kathy Lee-Anderson (Asst. Director/Staff Psychologist of SCU Counseling and Psychological Services)

November 14th, 10:30-12:00 pm, Parlor C

Please use this QPR Sign-Up Link for Faculty and Staff to sign-up for the upcoming QPR Gatekeeper Training session.  Space is limited to 50 participants.

QPR is a gatekeeper training program and stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Gatekeepers will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

For More Information please contact Dr. Kathy Lee-Anderson at kleeanderson@scu.edu

 

Spirituality and Mental Health

Presenter: Julia Claire Landry (Director of Graduate Student Ministry)

November 14th, 11:00-12:00 pm, Benson 21 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Presenter: Dr. Westley Clark (Professor: Public Health Science)

November 14th, 11:00-12:00 pm, Benson 209

Breaking Down Barriers: Students of Color and Mental Health

Presenter: Dr. Christina Guzman (Director for the Office of Multicultural Learning)

November 14th, 11:00-12:00 pm, Parlor A

Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

Presenter: Dr. Sonja MacKenzi (Professor: Public Health)

November 14th, 11:00-12:00 pm, Parlor B

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

Building Queernections

(Bill Wilson Center)

November 14th, 1:00-2:00 pm, Benson 21

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

 

Body Positive

Presenters: Dr. Estrella Ramirez (Cowell Center: Counseling and Psychological Services)

November 14th, 1:00-2:00 pm, Parlor A

...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 us as we learn how students can create a body positive presence on our campus.  The purpose of events in identify interested students and get the word out about programming and groups. Anybody can join!

Grief: What Helps, When It Hurts

Presenter: Dr. Dale Larson (Professor: Counseling Psychology)

November 14th, 1:00-2:00 pm, Parlor B

Grief is much more trauma in college students populations than one might first think. Nearly 30% of college students are experiencing the first year of bereavement over the death of a family member or friend.  Grandparents are the most common family member deaths, followed by deaths of other family members and friends. If we add to this high prevalence of bereavement the loss of  family members to divorce, immigration, adoption, chronic mental illness, and brain injury, and the more indirect yet  significant impact of  events like the Las Vegas massacre, it is clear that identifying strategies for coping with grief and loss can be extremely valuable for many, if not all, students.  
 

In “Grief: What Helps When It Hurts” we will explore the ways that grief affects us—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We will look at contemporary theories of grief and loss, and at what we know can facilitate positive coping and often psychological growth in adversity. 

Shame Booth

Presenter: Paula Williams (Shame Booth)

November 14th, 1:00-2:00 pm, Parlor C

When you walk into SHAMEBOOTH and close the doors behind you, you’re surrounded by a beautiful light blue color, and it’s suddenly just you and the phone, a life line to yourself. You pick up the receiver and a soothing voice welcomes you to share your story of shame, and you do because, well, it's time. You’re story is recorded, with your consent, and in the act of speaking your shame and letting it go, you welcome the exhale and the life energy that now flows a little easier through you.

Eating Disorders Discussion Panel

Presenters: Kira Olson (Director of Regional Outreach (Castlewood at Monarch), Dr. Estrella Ramirez, Dr. Graciela Lopez and Pat McBride (SCU Cowell Center and SCU Counseling and Psychological Services)

November 14th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Benson 21

LGBTQ Youth Space

November 14th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Parlor A

LGBTQ Wellness: Collective Care will be an interactive workshop that looks at cultural and historical perspectives on collective wellness in the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will have the opportunity to think critically about their current support structures and how to enhance them through collective action.

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

Laura Ellingson, Communication and Women's & Gender Studies
 
November 14th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Parlor B
 
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' wellbeing. We will explore strategies for making choices that are right for your mental health while respecting others. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Students

Instructors: Julia Claire Landry (Director of Graduate Ministry), Deborah Lohse (Director of Media and Internal Communications), Dr. Kathy Lee-Anderson (Asst. Director/Staff Psychologist of SCU Counseling and Psychological Services)

November 14th, 2:00-3:30 pm, Parlor C

Please use this QPR Sign-Up Link for Students to sign-up for the  upcoming QPR Gatekeeper Training session.  Space is limited to 50 participants.

QPR is a gatekeeper training program and stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Gatekeepers will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

For More Information please contact Dr. Kathy Lee-Anderson at kleeanderson@scu.edu

Mental Health and Academic Performance: Faculty & Staff supporting the Accommodation Process (Faculty and Staff)

Presenter: Ignacia Villavelazquez-Hill (Director of Disabilities Resources)

November 14th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Benson 209

 Stress Less: Managing Anxiety and Stress

 Presenters: Dr. Nadeem Hasan and Louiza Livschitz (SCU Counseling and Psychological Services)

 November 14th, 3:00-4:00 pm, Benson 21

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.

Santa Clara County: Office of LGBTQ Affairs

November 14th, 3:00-4:00 pm, Parlor A

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Presenter: Kathy Forward (Executive Director: City of Santa Clara NAMI)

November 14th, 3:00-4:00 pm, Parlor B

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

Students of Color Healing Space

Presenter:  Office of Multiculutral Learning

November 14th, 4:00-5:00 pm, Benson 21

This session is geared toward students of color to gather, reflect, and rejuvenate.