MARCH 6, 2018

Community Mental Health Ribbon Cutting Is March 9

Group TherapyThe University's Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) has been serving clients since August but will formally introduce itself to the campus and community on Friday, March 9. CMHS is located at 125 West Rosedale Avenue on the eighth floor of Wayne Hall on West Rosedale Avenue. Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building.

On Friday, the grand opening ceremony will run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by an open house from 12 to 3 p.m. Tours of CMHS will be led by CMHS staff and graduate students in the University's Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program, who provide CMHS's evaluation and treatment sessions under the supervision of experienced, licensed psychologists.

During the open house, Jon Burgwin will make a presentation on the stigma surrounding mental health. One of the young adult speakers from Minding Your Mind, he understands this stigma: Having suffered anxiety in high school, he turned to drugs and alcohol to avoid stress. Now free of those crutches and a certified yoga instructor, Burgwin teaches others how yoga, mindfulness, and exercise can help overcome stress, anxiety, and depression.

In addition, the open house will offer several activities, opportunities to learn about mindfulness, and a chance to speak with students and clinicians. The sale of T-shirts will benefit CMHS's Psy.D. students.

CMHS is open to the community, offering services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from all backgrounds with specializations in trauma-related disorders and child & adolescent mental health. It is regularly open Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday 12 to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are seven faculty supervisors who are experienced, licensed psychologists. One is bilingual and supervises the doctoral students who see Spanish-speaking clients.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 610-436-2510 or visit the Community Mental Health Services website.

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