Mixed Drinks, Mixed Emotions: Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Multicultural Greek Council, the Counseling Center, the Interfraternity Council, Active Minds, Alpha Chi Rho, Delta Phi Epsilon, Center City Student Life, Student Conduct & Community Standards, and Commuter and Transfer Programs & Services.
A lot of times people are more comfortable addressing their emotions while they are inebriated. Self-medication has been one way college students have coped with difficult situations for many years, but it doesn’t have to continue. Over two-thirds of young people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health issue. It is important to address the reasons why students may be binge-drinking, abusing substances, driving under the influence and engaging in negative behavior. The average college student today is facing overwhelming amounts of stress, workloads, transition, pressure and mental health problems. Often times they suffer in silence. Hiding their fears until they become too large to deal with. This program addresses the ties between substance abuse and mental health. The goal is to break down the stereotypes surrounding expression of emotion in order to help young people function at their highest level.
Ross is an award winning speaker, writer, trainer and recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Since 2002, he has spoken to more than 1 million students about the importance of mental health and provided a positive example to empower them to seek help.
**This program is CEO LEAD-certified**