Active Minds, an organization devoted to issues
and concerns related to mental health, will meet at Samford University
Thursday, Oct. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Brock Forum, located in Samford’s
Dwight Beeson Hall. The public is invited to participate.
A panel of experts will address various aspects
of mental health and respond to questions from the audience. Topics
include diagnosis and treatment, social stigma, and the role of
Panelists are: Dr. Marshall E. Cates, assistant
dean and professor of pharmacy practice at Samford’s McWhorter School
of Pharmacy; Dr. Matt Kerlin, minister to the university; clinical
psychologist Dr. Nicole Siegfried, director of Magnolia Creek
Residential Treatment Center for Eating Disorders; and Dr. J. Mark
Westfall, a Birmingham psychiatrist affiliated with Alabama
Psychotherapy and Wellness Center.
Active Minds is a proactive organization with
150 chapters on campuses throughout North America. Its purpose is to
encourage a change of conversation about mental health through
awareness, education and advocacy.
Thursday’s meeting will establish a new Samford
chapter of Active Minds. For information, contact Samford psychology
professor Dr. Jackie Goldstein at (205) 726-2118 or email: