February 12, 2016 ALL

“Let’s Talk About Mental Health” with Alyse Schacter

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Dolan Atrium courtesy of Pizzazz. Free to the entire campus and community.

Sponsored by The JCU Panhellenic Council

Alyse Schacter is a 24 year old student at the University of Ottawa in Canada. When she was 12 she was officially diagnosed with a severe form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, and eventually depression; all of which took control of her life for several years. When she was able to learn about how to manage and control her symptoms she gained back some control of her life. She began to educate her peers about her own mental illness but soon began to speak to thousands of people through many different avenues to help them understand mental health.

AWARDS: Dr. John Davis Burton Award, Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health Inspiration Award, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) “Courage to Come Back Award”

Alyse will share her own experiences through a speech specifically tailored to the John Carroll University community, including topics like the mental illness stigma and identifying or acknowledging symptoms of anxiety and depression, and conclude with an open discussion.

More information available at www.AlyseSchacter.net