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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen
cstephen@adventisthealthcare.com
301-251-4594

Published on May 03, 2013

Adventist Behavioral Health Offers Educational Events for Mental Health Awareness Month

Rockville, MD – Adventist Behavioral Health is celebrating National Mental Health Awareness Month by offering several community awareness and professional education events during May.

“Mental Health Awareness Month is a call to action and advocacy,” said Kevin Young, President, Adventist Behavioral Health. “Through educational events aimed at sharpening the skills of behavioral health providers and community education events aimed at shedding light on mental illness, we are advocating for the mentally ill and encouraging a dialogue that can lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment.”

The following are highlights of the professional education and community education activities Adventist Behavioral Health will offer in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month:

  • Adventist Behavioral Health and Georgetown University Hospital will host its first annual clinical symposium titled “New Research and Clinical Perspectives on Conduct Disorder: Neurobiology, Clinical Assessment, and the Search for Opportunities for Intervention and Prevention,” on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. Using research-based findings and hands-on clinical applications, the symposium aims to identify new interventions and treatment for adolescents with conduct disorders in light of recent high-profile mass shootings involving adolescents.
  • Jackee Shull, a registered nurse and patient advocate at Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville, will be a guest speaker at the Westfield Montgomery Mall’s Walking Club on Tuesday, May 7, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Shull will offer tips to senior adults building an emotional support system to help promote mental and physical wellness.
  • Adventist Behavioral Health’s experts will offer educational opportunities to the broader community with a consumer-focused webinar about depression in senior adults, a fast-growing population in Montgomery County. Sandra Fulton, a licensed clinical social worker, will be available for a live chat on Adventist Behavioral Health’s website (www.Adventist BehavioralHealth.com) to answer questions from members of the community on Friday, May 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Adventist Behavioral Health will host a clinical symposium on Thursday, May 30 for behavioral health providers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Dance and movement and music therapists from Adventist Behavioral Health will provide an overview of expressive therapies and its application in behavioral health treatment for adolescents.

For more information about Adventist Behavioral Health’s events during Mental Health Awareness Month, please visit our website at www.AdventistBehavioralHealth.com, or call 301-251-4594.

Adventist Behavioral Health is a comprehensive behavioral health provider with locations in Anne Arundel, Dorchester and Montgomery counties, including Washington Adventist Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children. The organization offers a broad range of behavioral health programs and services for young children, adolescents, adults and senior adults including therapeutic nursery programs, acute inpatient care, outpatient/dual diagnosis chemical dependency programs, residential treatment, special education and community-based residential services. Adventist Behavioral Health is part of Rockville-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in Maryland. 

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