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College Success & Mental Illness

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UTEP Cinema, Tomás Rivera Conference Centery

UTEP UNION EAST

351 W. University Ave

El Paso, Texas 79968

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As members of the UTEP community, we have a responsibility to engage in collaborative initiatives that meet the needs of present and future students who may be living with mental illness.


The “College Success & Mental Illness Part II" is a continued collaboration of institutional departments at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), UTEP Student Organizations, Community Stakeholders, and volunteers in El Paso that provide resources, services, and education that work to reduce the negative bias or stigma to those living with mental illness.

The purpose of this collaborative event is to:
• Raise awareness about mental health
• Engage, learn from, and share experiences related to living with mental illness
• Give out awards to recognize dedication in helping improve the mental health of students on campus

Synopsis:

The “College Success & Mental Illness Part II" is an enduring collaboration between various departments at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), UTEP Student Organizations, community stakeholders, volunteers, and agencies that provide resources, services, and education to reduce the negative bias (stigma) related to living with mental illness. This event will take place on April 23, 2019, in Union East: UTEP Cinema and the Tomás Rivera Conference Center.

This ADA accessible event that is for UTEP students and faculty will be in three parts.

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College Success & Mental Illness II

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1:30 PM Sign in at Union Cinema

2:00 PM NAMI “In Our Own Voice” [IOOV] Presentation Union Cinema

3:00-6: 00 PM Resource Fair Tomás Rivera Conference Center (TRCC)

3:15 PM Introduction to Resource Fair UTEP SGA

3:30 PM “Overcoming Stigma Awards” Awards

UTEP AWARDEES

Emre Umucu Phd., CRC- Rehabilitation Counseling

Paul A. Carrola, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC- Educational Psychology and Special Services

Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

National Alliance on Mental Illness on campus- University of Texas at El Paso-NAMI on Campus

3:00-6: 00 PM Resource Fair- El Paso & UTEP Well Being Activities

“Healing Anxiety Through The Dance” by Estefania Mitre

MRC Program “Veterans Well Being Lab” Exhibit

FREE Raffles every 30 minutes

Voter Registration from 3-6:00PM/ Refreshments

5:30 Closing Remarks UTEP SGA


Part 1: 2 PM NAMI El Paso "In Our Own Voice" Presentation (IOOV) in the UTEP Cinema

NAMI In Our Voice presentations changes attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40, 60, or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health condition. After the presentation, five panelists will answer questions. The panel includes

1. A UTEP Faculty Member

2. RSO President,

3.Two IOOV Presenters

4.Service Provider

Part 2: 3-6 PM Resource Fair in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center

Directly after the IOOV Presentation, we will have refreshments, networking, share research poster presentations, and resources to engage participants as we show our support for all those living with mental illness.

List of Resources:

  1. El Paso Downtown Lions Club

  2. Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Natural Wellness with Amy Sunseri

  3. NAMI on Campus - The University of Texas at El Paso

  4. NAMI El Paso

  5. Queer Student Alliance at UTEP - QSA

  6. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at UTEP

  7. Prudential

  8. Military Veteran Peer Network (El Paso, Texas)

  9. UTEP S.R.C.A.

  10. Chi Sigma Iota

  11. El Paso Leadership & Advocacy Institute

  12. Student Association of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTEP

  13. UTEP College of Health Sciences

  14. Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors El Paso

  15. El Paso Veterans One Stop Center

  16. Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter - El Paso Office

  17. Team RWB El Paso

  18. Fort Bliss Volunteers

  19. Peak Behavioral Health Services

  20. El Paso VA Health Care System

  21. Child Protective Services

  22. Voter Registration

  23. UTEP Graduate Student Assembly

  24. Onward to Opportunity

  25. MRCeramics_-"Clay Mindfulness Workshop"

  26. ERA Sellers & Buyers Real Estate

  27. Doorway Home Loans - El Paso

  28. PEN Project

  29. B.R.A.C.E

  30. Adventure Zone

  31. Vitanya El Paso

  32. Estefania Mitre-"Healing Anxiety Through The Dance"

  33. Neuro Peak Performance

  34. UTEP Student Government Association

  35. Emergence Health Network

  36. Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

  37. UTEP Counseling & Psychological Services Center

  38. El Paso Behavioral Health Care System

  39. UTEP Collegiate Recovery Program

  40. Wounded Warrior Peer Support El Paso. TX.

  41. Ft. Blis Volunteers

  42. Texas Veterans Commision

  43. Veterans Non-Profit

Part 3: 3:30 PM Presentation of Awards

UTEP AWARDEES

  1. Emre Umucu Phd., CRC- Rehabilitation Counseling

  2. Paul A. Carrola, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC- Educational Psychology, and Special Services

  3. UTEP Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS)

  4. UTEP Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  5. National Alliance on Mental Illness on-campus- University of Texas at El Paso

Why This Event

Too often, living with mental illness comes with two types of negative bias or stigma. When negative thoughts are externalized into public actions that lead to acts of prejudices and discrimination, this is called public stigma. This public stigmatization can be harmful to those with mental health conditions which may internalize these societal negative messages and actions (self-stigma), which can, as a result, decreases self-esteem and self-efficacy. According to Kosyluk et al., (2016), college campuses like UTEP are full of students - and not only military affiliated, who live with mental illness, have experienced stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination which can become huge barriers to pursuing their academic and other life goals. This same report goes onto say that this stigma can cause many with mental illness not to seek treatment.

Additional reports also emphasize that mental illness can prove to be a barrier to hope and self-efficacy (Day, Hanson, Maltby, Proctor, & Wood, 2010; Komarraju, Swanson, Nadler, 2014) can, in turn, have dramatic effects on academic performance.


How This Event Benefits Students

Increase hope and self-efficacy, and quality of life.

Provide resources, and services on and off campus to students living with mental illness.
Increase student on campus engagement.
Increase confidence that the Student Government Association SGA and the University of Texas at El Paso UTEP are concerned regarding the needs (and success) of students with mental illness.
Extend the conversation for future possibilities - Students will have the opportunity to participate in a survey at the end of the event, give feedback, make a request for similar activities.

Increase the quality of life for all on and off campus


References

Day, L., Hanson, K., Maltby, J., Proctor, C., & Wood, A. (2010). Hope uniquely predicts objective academic achievement above intelligence, personality, and previous academic achievement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(4), 550-553.

Komarraju, M., Swanson, J., & Nadler, D. (2014). Increased career self-efficacy predicts college students’ motivation, and course and major satisfaction. Journal of Career Assessment, 22(3), 420-432.

Kosyluk, K. A., Al-Khouja, M., Bink, A., Buchholz, B., Ellefson, S., Fokuo, K., ... & Powell, K. (2016). Challenging the stigma of mental illness among college students. Journal of adolescent health, 59(3), 325-331.

Scheidel, S. (2016). Senior Student Affairs Officers' Reports of Joint Intra-Institutional Efforts to Support College Students with Mental Illness. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.


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