Williamstown, MA - All through October, he Advocates for Mental Health Group at the First Congregational Church UCC of Williamstown is co-sponsoring a series of evening educational programs with the Williams College Psychological Counseling Services, Office of the Chaplain, and the student chapter of Active Minds. The goal of this series is to to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and promote community support for individuals and families who face challenges relating to mental health.
Each of these sessions will identify the line between normal behavior and mental illness; how the illness looks in various age groups; and when, where, and how to seek help. Participants, listed below, include mental health professionals from the college and the community.
Anxiety: Normal and Abnormal
October 6 Goodrich Hall, 7 pm
Moderator: Margi Wood, LICSW, Co-Director, Psychological Counseling Services
Panelists: Karen Theiling, LMHC, Staff Psychotherapist, Psychological Counseling Services
Jeffrey Doshier, MD, Medical Director of Psychiatric Services, Greylock Pavilion
Personality Disorders: The Least Understood of Psychiatric Disorders
October 16 Paresky Auditorium 7 pm
Moderator: Craig Clemow, Ph.D, D. Min., Psychologist,
Panelists: John S. Howland, MD, Psychiatrist
Craig Piers, Ph.D, Staff Psychotherapist, Psychological Counseling Services
Depression: The Common Cold of Mental Illnesses
October 21 Paresky Auditorium, 7 pm
Moderator: Betsy Burris, MSW
Panelists: John Miner, MD, Co-Director of Psychological Counseling Services
Anthony J. Siracusa, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Siracusa Associates
For more information visit: www.firstchurchwilliamstown.org or e-mail Office@firstchurchwilliamstown.org.