Diving Into Diagnosis Speaker Series

A New Public Mental Health Education Series

Mental Health Greensboro is partnering with the Greensboro Public Library and GROW to bring, “Diving into Diagnosis,” a series of free workshops that each highlight a specific mental health challenge, its symptoms, how it can affect you or your loved ones, and treatment. 

These workshops will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at:

Greensboro Public Library
219 N. Church St.
Greensboro, NC 27402-3178

All community members are welcome!

 

Full Schedule

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Wednesday, March 27th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In this workshop, we’ll be looking at how alcoholism can affect the mind and body, the signs that someone may be suffering from alcoholism, and how drug addiction works and the different treatments available.

 

Dementia

Wednesday, April 24th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Having a loved one suffering through dementia is difficult, especially when we aren’t sure what dementia is. In this workshop, we’ll be diving into what dementia is, what the signs and symptoms are, who is most at risk, and what can be done to help our loved ones.

 

Youth Mental Health

Wednesday, May 22nd, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In this workshop, you’ll learn what are the most pressing mental health challenges that plague the youth of today, and what you, as a parent or friend, can do to help a loved one.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Wednesday, June 26th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas (PTSD United). For this workshop, we’ll be looking at what PTSD is, what can cause PTSD, the signs and symptoms that someone may have PTSD, and the different treatments available.

 

Minority Mental Health

Wednesday, July 24th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mental health challenges can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender, identity, or age. In this workshop, we’ll be looking at what challenges minorities face and the difficulties in receiving treatment.

 

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

Wednesday, August 28th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

People with Schizophrenia are often the most stigmatized and marginalized people in any community. This workshop aims to reduce stigma towards people affected by schizophrenia, tackle myths about schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and promote help-seeking behaviors by those affected and their loved ones.

 

Suicide and Self-harm

Wednesday, September 25th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Suicidal thoughts, just like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. In this workshop, we’ll look at what suicidal and self-harm behaviors are, the signs that someone may be engaging in suicidal or self-harm behaviors, and how you can help and support your loved one.

 

Anxiety Disorders

(I.e: Panic Disorder, PTSD, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD)

Wednesday, October 23th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering actually receive treatment (Anxiety and Depression Association in America). In this workshop, we’ll explore the symptoms, causes, treatment options and related conditions of anxiety disorders.

 

Mood Disorders

(Bipolar, Depression)

Wednesday, November 20th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mood disorders can be described as a category of mental health conditions that affect a person’s persistent emotional state, or their mood (NIMH), and are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44 (Department of Health & Human Services). For this workshop, we’ll dive into the signs that someone may be suffering from a mood disorder, potential causes, and treatment options.