Spring 2018 Lyceum Lecture Series

Mental Health Matters: College Student Mental Health in the 21st Century

College student mental health issues are rising in both frequency and severity. This series addresses common mental health issues in this population, offering practical strategies to maintain wellness and assist those who are struggling. Speakers will focus on awareness, prevention and resilience as they relate to mental health challenges.

Lyceum lectures are held in the Lee Honors College lounge on the main campus of Western Michigan University on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Lectures are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. Lunch is not provided, but the audience is welcome to bring brown bag lunches.

Jan. 17

Mental Health as a Public Health Issue: Local Initiatives and Resources

Lacee Lyons, Chief Operating Officer, Gryphon Place

Dr. Lia Gaggino, Medical Director, Bronson Behavioral Health

Jane Konyndyk, Deputy Director of Program Services, Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Dianne Shaffer, Director of Systems Development, Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Dr. Amos Aduroja, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Programs, WMU

Jan. 24

Depression: Symptoms and Strategies

Dr. Scott Gaynor, Associate Professor, Psychology, WMU

Jan. 31

13 Reasons Why Not

Dr. Kathy Lewis-Ginebaugh, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Programs, Director of Campus-Wide Suicide Prevention Program, WMU

Feb. 7

Noon to 1 p.m., honors college lounge
Healthy Minds Study: Current Issues and Trends on Campus Mental Health

Sara Ableson, Healthy Minds Study staff, former Vice President of Active Minds

7 p.m. evening feature, Chenery Auditorium
The "S" Word: A screening and panel discussion of a film about young adults and suicide.

Lisa Klein, Director of the film

Lacee Lyons, Chief Operating Officer, Gryphon Place

Dr. Kathy Lewis-Ginebaugh, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Health Programs, Director of Campus-Wide Suicide Prevention Program, WMU

This presentation is co-sponsored by Gryphon Place and Langeland Family Funeral Homes.

Feb. 14

What to Do When Someone You Know is Struggling

Kenneth Martin, Jr, LMSW, Case Manager, Student Affairs, WMU

Feb. 21

The Pulse of Anxiety is Rising

Dr. Amy Naugle, Associate Professor, Psychology, WMU

Feb. 28

The Somebodiness of African American Men

Dr. Phillip Johnson, Associate Professor, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, WMU

March 14

How Can Good Enough Be Enough: Perfectionism in Perspective

Kate Hibbard-Gibbons, Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, WMU

Alexander Hamilton, Master's student in Industrial and Organizational Behavior Management, WMU

March 21

Technology and Mental Health: Challenges and Resources

Dr. Emily Lattie, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University

March 28

Medications 101 and Mental Health Treatment Options

Dr. Gayle Ruggiero, Sindecuse Staff Psychiatrist, WMU

April 4

Healthy Relationships

Dr. Gary H. Bischof, Dean, Lee Honors College, WMU

Dr. Jou-Chen Chen, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, WMU

April 11

Grit, Resiliency and Self-Care

Brian Fuller, Interim Director, Counseling Services, WMU

April 18

Stories of Recovery and Resilience: A Student Panel