Psychology and Sociology
School of Arts and Letters
Psych Club 2009-2010 agenda
Officers: Chelsea Myers (cemyer3123 @ student dot ngcsu dot edu)
General Outline: (Detailed info follows)
- Two major events each year: Mental Illness week in the fall and Brain week in the spring
- Two speakers each year: a career speakers each fall and a special topics speaker each spring
- Field Trips: Laurelwood each semester, a Milledgeville trip to see the old state hospital
- Design T-shirts
- Improve your Karma Week (random acts of kindness)
- and eat pizza too!
Two majors events each year:
- Fall 2009
- October 5-11 2009 M-F Mental Illness Awareness Week
- What is Mental Illness Awareness Week?
- In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as "Mental Illness Awareness Week" (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. "Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day" (BDAD) is held each year on the Thursday of MIAW. MIAW and BDAD are NAMI's premiere public awareness and public education campaigns. They link the organization's over 1,100 local affiliates across the country.
- Information and Resources NAMI National offers technical assistance to all state and affiliate organizations planning activities during Mental Illness Awareness Week. By phone: For information on teleconferencing with the NAMI Leadership Institute, look for topic and call-in information in the Friday Facts e-mail, or contact your NAMI Leadership Consultant. For contact information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950–NAMI (6264).
- And add a Saturday activities in the fall
- October 10 2009 Sat World Mental Health Dayâ€¨Sponsored by: World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) in Woodbridge, VA
- (703) 494-6515
- Materials availableâ€¨Contact: Deborah Maguire
- WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, through its members and contacts in more than 100 countries on six continents, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field. Its organizational and individual membership includes mental health workers of all disciplines, consumers of mental health services, family members, and concerned citizens. The organization’s broad and diverse membership makes possible collaboration among governments and non-governmental organizations to advance the cause of mental health services, research, and policy advocacy worldwide.â€¨
- Spring 2010, Brain Awareness week
- Get more info
- Dora Ditchfield from Career Services to talk about Careers w/ a 4 year Psych degree—Fall
- Find Speaker for Spring
- Laurel wood—Mr. Roop, Dr. Hatch
- Milledgeville Museum—Mr. Roop
- Emory Sleep Center—Dr. Smith
- other ideas:
- North Georgia Psychotherapy northgeorgiapsychotherapy.com
- North Atlanta Psychiatric centerfortms.com
- North De Kalb Mental Health www.gradyhealthsystem.org
Relay for Life 2010. Do we want to pick a charity?
Begin fundraisers now!
Acts of Kindness
Gather several boxes of clothing and nonperishable food items for the poor and the homeless—community helping place—one time in the spring, advertise, specific area to leave donations—April 13th-17th—clothes, furniture, shoes, non perishable items, household items, toys—drop off in psych office