Cameron to observe Mental Health Awareness Week

Cameron University will observe Mental Health Awareness Week with events on the CU Lawton campus. Events are open to the public at no charge.

On Tuesday, October 6, Dr. Ricardo Jerez will address the issues surround Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Centennial Room of the Shepler Center at 10 a.m. Dr. Jerez has significant experience in researching and treating ADHD and is an associate professor in the CU Department of Psychology and Human Ecology.

On Wednesday, October 7, NAMI-Caring Aggies, the CU student chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Oklahoma, will present Dr. Wayne McGuire, coordinator of the "In Our Own Voice" campaign for NAMI Oklahoma. Dr. McGuire will present the story of his own struggles with mental illness and his road to health. "In Our Own Voice" is a national campaign that seeks to change attitudes and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Dr. McGuire will speak at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center.

On Thursday, October 8, Lawton-based board certified psychiatrist Dr. Michael Strickland will discuss psychotropic medication treatments for psychological disorders. The presentation will take place at 10 a.m. in the Centennial Room of the Shepler Center.

Mental Health Awareness Week recognizes the National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) efforts to raise mental illness awareness through early detection and accurate diagnosis and to reduce the associated stigma and create awareness though outreach, support and educational programs focused on brain disorders. 

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October 1, 2009

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