Addiction Panel Discussion: Finding Support

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“Addiction Panel Discussion: Finding Support,” is the third of five in the, “Don’t Call Me Crazy: MU Mental Health Initiative,” panel discussion series, which was held on January 24, 2019. This initiative is comprised of three major components: “Resiliency through Education;” which includes: panel discussions with mental health professionals and a research guide, “Resiliency through Art;” an art exhibition that featured works form MU students, faculty and staff, and community members, and “Resiliency through Community;” an extensive collection of campus, local, state, and national mental health resources. Libraries hold a unique position as places to hold civil conversations on challenging subjects as well as purveyors of credible information in which to frame those conversations. The panel discussions provide opportunities for these conversations by bring experts together to answer questions and dispel misinformation. “Addiction Panel Discussion: Finding Support,” discusses topics such as: alcoholism, childhood, adolescent, and adult substance use disorders, opioid addiction and addiction treatment, substance use vs. addiction, medical vs. behavioral health model of treatment, family systems treatment, homelessness, harm reduction programs, compassion fatigue, and self-care.

Panelists include: Karen Yost, Matthew Q. Christiansen, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. Lyn O’Connell, Dan Curry, Amy Saunders, Michelle Perdue

Moderator: Sabrina Thomas

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Leah Tolliver and Michelle Alford helped Sabrina Thomas create questions for this panel, and Kacy Lovelace assisted with the technology setup.

For more information, including information about panelists, please visit the Library Research Guide (LibGuide) here: https://libguides.marshall.edu/c.php?g=855986&p=6600724

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