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Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 4 – 10

September 30, 2009    

Faculty and students in the social work department are hosting a number of events that are free and open to the university community during the 5th annual celebration honoring National Mental Illness Awareness Week. 

Sunday, Oct.  4 – 7
Annual NAMI-NH Walk for Recovery from Mental Illness. 
The walk begins and ends at NH Hospital (soccer fields on South Fruit St), Concord. Festivities and registration begins at 9:30 a.m; Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. You can join the UNH team and/or contribute financially by going to the walk website (www.nami.org/namiwalks09/NHP/unhsocialwork). 

Monday - Thursday, Oct. 5 – 8
Information Table, MUB second floor (outside food court), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Social work students will be providing information/brochures from the National Alliance on Mental Illness regarding mental illness and resources

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Panel Presentation, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., MUB Theater II

A presentation on topics surrounding mental illness includes a panel presentation by the Rochester mental health court with Judge Dan Cappiello; Thomas Velardi, Strafford County attorney; Alex Roth, public defender; Paul Callaghan, Rochester Police Department; Carrie Lover, Strafford County criminal justice program coordinator; Frank Laratonda, mental health court director; and Blair Rowlett, senior mental health case manager. Also joining the panel are David Cross, director of the UNH Counseling Center; and David Andre, NAMI NH in Our Own Voice.

Also stop by Dimond Library and check out the book display on mental illness. For additional information please contact Sharon Murphy at 2-3826 or at sharon.murphy@unh.edu.


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