Mental Health and Substance Abuse Awareness
The symposium is an event organized by community partners who strive to improve the quality of life in the region. This year, the MRGB AHEC organized and continues to host a biweekly presentation to meet the needs of the community. The guest speakers are experts in the field of mental health and substance abuse. Some of the topics covered include anxiety, stress, depression, suicide prevention, substance abuse-related disorders, phases of bipolar disorders, mental health, self-care, and ways to cope during the pandemic. The series began on May 15, 2020, and currently continues biweekly.
These sessions are virtual educational presentations organized by MRGB AHEC on a specific health topic presented by an expert in that field followed up with audience engagement in a question-and-answer session. These sessions occur once every other month with the goal to provide the community with education and awareness on common diseases, treatment, and vaccinations. The topics vary with every session, but one that is annually presented is that of the signs and symptoms of lupus in which CEU/CME are presented.