University of Pennsylvania

Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

Posted on December 4, 2017

A collaboration of CPHI, Harnwell College House, and Campus Health featuring Minding Your Mind

About Minding Your Mind and Andrew’s Story
Join CPHI, Harnwell College House, and Campus Health for this important talk from Minding Your Mind around mental health issues and suicide prevention. Andrew Onimus will join us to discuss his struggle with mental health and to provide a platform for  students, faculty, staff, and others to come together around these important topics and to ask questions.

Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis based response to prevention through education.

About The Speaker: Andrew had it all entering his senior year at Muhlenberg College. He was a starting defensive back for the football team, named captain of the track and field team, and already had a full-time position upon graduation with a large accounting firm in Philadelphia. However, an injury in the first game of the season and increasing pressure to perform caused drastic changes for him. Andrew lost his identity and began deeply struggling. His issues started with insomnia with trouble concentrating in class and on the field. This led him to spiral into a deep, lonely hole, eventually ending up in the ER.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM

Harnwell College House
3820 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Light Refreshments Provided

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-lets-talk-about-it-tickets-38848390582


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