MAY 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month webinar series

Join the mySupport onsite clinical team for five sessions designed to raise awareness and promote good mental health for all

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About one in five Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Chances are, someone you care about has dealt with a mental health concern at some point. Join the mySupport onsite clinical team for its weekly webinar series during Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and promote good mental health for all.

Week 1

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace
Monday, May 3, noon to 1 p.m.
Presented by Jennifer Alphonso, a nationally recognized expert and speaker on anger and stress management and conflict resolution, and founder of, a program used by the Office of the State's Attorney in Maryland.

Anxiety Disorder and Mindfulness
Thursday, May 6, noon to 1 p.m.
Presented by Neda Gould, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the JHU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director of the Mindfulness Program at Johns Hopkins, and associate director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Anxiety Disorders Clinic.

Week 2

Professional and Personal Perspectives on Depression
Tuesday, May 11, noon to 1 p.m.
Presented by Dan Hale, special adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, director of the Healthy Community Partnership, and an assistant professor at the JHU School of Medicine. He is the author of Depression: Out of the Darkness and into the Light.

Week 3

What We Think and Say Matters: How Unconscious Stigma May Worsen Our Mental Health
Wednesday, May 19, 3 to 4 p.m.
Presented by Julia Riddle, an assistant in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a postdoctoral fellow in reproductive mental health at the Women's Mood Disorder Center at Johns Hopkins.

Week 4

Mental Health Awareness and Ethnic Minority Clients
Tuesday, May 25, noon to 1 p.m.
Presented by Norma Day-Vines, a professor of counseling and human development and associate dean for faculty development at the JHU School of Education.

Registration links and additional information are available on the Benefits & Worklife website.

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