Cameron University’s Student Wellness Center will present two special events as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. On Monday, October 4, Kim Bartlett will present “The Story of Mental Illness,” a firsthand account of living with and recovering from a severe mental illness. Her presentation starts at 3 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Shepler Center, on the south side of the Cameron campus. On Thursday, October 7, Dr. R. Murali Krishna, president and chief operating officer of INTEGRIS Mental Health, will speak about “The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection” at 11 a.m. at the CETES Conference Center on the west side of the Cameron University Campus. Both presentations are open to the public at no charge.
Kim Bartlett is a credentialed Recovery Support Specialist with the Jim Taliaferro Mental Health Center. At the age of 30, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia after living with symptoms since childhood. Prior to her diagnosis, she lived in a world with false perceptions, voices, hallucinations and extreme paranoia. Today she is symptom-free and lives a full, healthy and successful life. A public speaker who has shared her story internationally, she works on expanding support groups and facilitating recovery groups. Bartlett shares her story at http://schizophrenia-blog.blogspot.com.
R. Murali Krishna, MD, DFAPA, is an expert on the mind, body and spirit connection and how each one influences the other. He is also co-founder and president of the James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, an educational organization devoted to improving health through raising awareness of the healing power of the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Krishna currently serves as vice president (president-elect) of the Oklahoma State Board of Heath and immediate past president of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured, a partnership to improve the health care of the uninsured and underinsured in Oklahoma County, and secretary/treasurer of the Oklahoma State Board of Health.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Student Wellness Center at 580-581-6725.
September 29, 2010