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NSU Hosting 2nd Annual Optimizing Mental Wellness on May 11

Free event open to the public

The Optimizing Mental Wellness event will return for a second year at NSU on May 11, 2019, at 8:30 A.M.

Open to the public, this free event is a partnership between NSU’s Brief Therapy Institute, Psychology Services Center, and Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, the event will highlight the more than 30 mental health clinics at NSU that offer services to the community. Those services are priced at a sliding scale based on the client’s income.

OMW 2019

“Mental health affects everyone in their lifetime in some way,” said event coordinator Paula Boros, M.S. “Maybe you know someone that is affected by mental health concerns, but does not know where to start. Or maybe you are starting to notice something is different about yourself.”

Throughout the day, specialists will discuss topics related to mental health. The keynote address will be “Relationship Reboot: Dive proofing your relationships” by Anne Hearon Rambo, Ph.D., from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Family Therapy. The keynote will cover methods for changing patterns to ensure successful, long lasting relationships.

By tying in with Mental Health Awareness Month, Boros said one of the event’s goals is to end the stigma around seeking out mental health treatment. Mental health stigma can also cross cultural boundaries.

“In South Florida we have a variety of culture and diversity, each having a different understanding of what mental health means to them,” Boros said. “As a result, each culture handles mental health issues differently.”

Lunch is included with an RSVP for the free event, which will take place in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus.

To RSVP, click here. If you wish to donate in support of NSU's clinics, click here.

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