Speakers will include representatives from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the SMART lab, Mental Health America in Franklin County, and OSU student organizations.
- Describe the importance of advocacy to public health.
- Describe how students can be engaged in advocacy activities for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programs in Ohio.
- Discuss examples of the challenges that advocates for mental health services have faced in Ohio.
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
William J. Martin, Dean, College of Public Health
9:15 – 9:20 Overview of agenda
Amy Ferketich, Professor, Division of Epidemiology
9:20 – 9:30 What is advocacy and why is it important for public health students?
Gail Kaye, Associate Professor, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
9:30 – 10:05 Primary Prevention: Early Childhood Mental Health Screening
Laura Zdon, Workforce Development Coordinator, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
10:05 – 10:40 Secondary Prevention: Suicide Prevention
Rosie Bauder, PhD Student in Counselor Education and Supervision, MPH student in HBHP Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Lab
10:40 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:25 Tertiary Prevention: Advocating for individuals with Serious Mental Illness
LeAnn Mattes, MSW, Ombudsman, Mental Health America of Franklin County
11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion: How can students get involved?
Laura Zdon, Rosie Bauder, LeAnn Mattes,
Casey Kaiser, President –Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide
Fatimah Masood, President – Peers REACHing Out