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College clubs plan activities for Mental Illness Awareness Week
CONTACT: Phil McClung (304-424-8268) and Cathy Mutz (304-424-8320), Professors of Psychology and Psychology Club/Psi Beta faculty advisors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Psychology Club and Psi Beta psychology honorary will host several activities during the week of Oct. 3 - 7. Activities are free and open to the public.
The week begins with a Mental Illness Awareness Program on Tuesday Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in the college theatre, room 1305. The speaker will be Charles Hasse, Clinical Director at Westbrook Health Services. The program will be followed by a Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m. in the campus courtyard.
On Wednesday Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., local psychologist Dr. Gary Norum will provide a musical program in the cafeteria. This will be followed by the Mental Illness Awareness Walk at 11:20 a.m. on the campus Health and Wellness Walking Trail, located behind the main campus building. Mental illness information will be posted along the trail to promote awareness. Registration can be done in the cafeteria starting at 10:45 a.m. for the walk.
On Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in the college theatre, the clubs will sponsor "Shifting Mood Swings," a short video describing the affects of bipolar disorder. The free film will be followed by discussion with Dr. Phil McClung, professor of psychology.
The week is dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
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