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Free student-run mental health conference at University of California, Davis on January 21-22

D.J. Eaton

The conference is being hosted by the UC Davis Mental Health Initiative.Photo byDanilo ĆalićonUnsplash

The public is invited to a mental health conference at the University of California, Davis Conference Center from January 21 at 9:00 a.m. to January 22 at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free but those wishing to attend are asked to obtain a ticket via Eventbrite.

The conference is being organized by the UC Davis Mental Health Initiative, a student-run project that aims for "mental health awareness and destigmatization." The event will include panel discussions, workshops, student performances, a resource fair and caucus spaces. Food trucks will be available. The Conference Center is located at 550 Alumni Lane on the university campus.

Other organizations have scheduled free online mental health events for January and February. On January 28, Trained Minds, Inc. will hold Rethinking Mental Health. The three-hour workshop is intended to enable participants to spot distress-causing experiences, understand the continuum of health care and become aware of how culture and environment impact mental health. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Places at the virtual event can be reserved via Eventbrite.

On February 2, the Mindspring Mental Health Alliance will host a one-hour online seminar with Jaymi Dormaier, a licensed master social worker. Dormaier will explain mental health, categories of mental illness and ways of treating mental illness.

The free seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Those who register for the event at Eventbrite will have access to a recording of the seminar and a guide to resources the following day.

On February 9, Dormaier will give another free seminar on ways of responding to a mental health emergency. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. A recording of the seminar and resources will be made available to those registering at Eventbrite.

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