A Community of Care: The Role of Social Support in Mental Health - Mental Health Seminar

April 1, 2024

The final seminar in the Spring 2024 Mental Health Seminar Series, "A Community of Care: The Role of Social Support in Mental Health."

Presenter Desiree Griffin Ph.D., lead us in an exploration of the intersections between social connections and mental health. In this session, we reflected on how a sense of belonging relates to resilience and mental health. We considered how to build a community of care by reviewing practical approaches to cultivate meaningful relationships and the communication skills that make them possible. Come explore the transformative power of community and networks that sustain mental well-being.

Desiree Griffin, Ph.D., has been in her role at UNC Chapel Hill for 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Clinical Psychology, and joined UNC Chapel Hill after a residency at the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.

This seminar took place by zoom, on April 11th, from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Mental Health Seminar series is open to students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff. The series creates a space for learning, reflecting on, and discussing mental health. This year's seminars focus on research-to-practice, giving the audience both the science behind mental health and strategies they can employ right now. The overall goal is to empower all campus community members to help influence campus mental health and well-being. Join us!

Sharing and printing options: