Wed, Oct. 27 • 7:30 – 8:45 pm ET

In Our Own Voices: Students Share Their College Experiences

A panel for students by students on dealing with mental health challenges while in college

For students who have anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other mental health conditions, the transition to college or a career can be more complicated than expected.

From questions about disclosing to managing a college social life when you have social anxiety, it can be hard to figure out good answers.

We are proud to partner with NAMI MA to bring you this special panel conversation. “In Our Voices” offers the perspectives of three students who are in college and managing their own mental health. These students are also peer advocates helping to end the stigma of mental illness.

Our student presenters will share information that you need – but which can be hard to find – when you’re a student with mental health challenges. They’ll describe how they are navigating the college experience, share their best advice and tips, and show you how to find the support you need.

This is a powerful and inspiring conversation not to be missed.

You will have a chance to sign up for similar presentations and workshops when registration opens for Pt 2 of the inaugural Different Choices Fair. You can preregister for the spring event today. 

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What You'll Learn

  • How to connect—and also set boundaries—with friends, classmates, teammates, roommates and suitemates

  • How to recognize important warning signs, manage stress and ask for help

  • How to find or form a support group and how advocate for yourself and others.

Moderator:
Michelle Ward, EdM

Assistant Director of Community Education & Training at NAMI Massachusetts

Michelle Ward manages presentation schedules for the In Our Own Voice and Allies for Student Mental Health programs, communicates with venues, speakers, and other stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of presentations, coordinated schedules for speakers and delivery of presentation materials, and conducts outreach efforts for both programs. 

Presented in partnership with the Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness 

NAMI MA website