Free outreach sessions and workshops about addiction issues in the community will be held at The LaSells Stewart Center throughout October:

October 9 - Depression and Addiction7-9 p.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Production Room (panel discussion)

  • Panel discussion examining the relationship between depression and addictions, in all of their forms.
  • Participants are Bill Specht (drug and alcohol counselor), Karen Kelley (Celebrate Recovery), Bill Shumway (artist) and Charles Kelley (moderator).

October 10Depression and Suicide7-9 p.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Science Room (panel discussion)

  • Panel discussion examining the prevalence and warning signs of suicidal behavior, risk factors, how to help and where to turn for help.
  • Participants are Jim Gouveia (Suicide, Risk Reduction Coordinator at OSU), Dr. Barbara Ellis (retired clinical and counseling psychologist), Carlee Connor (Student Outreach Assistant at CAPS) and Charles Kelley (moderator).

October 17 - C.S. Lewis on Pain and Suffering. 7-9 p.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall (lecture)

  • This lecture focuses on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis on pain and suffering. Lewis was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century.
  • Presenter is Gary Ferngren. He is a Professor of History in the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU where he regularly offers an honors colloquium on the writings of C.S. Lewis.

October 25 - Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research: Impact on Individuals, Communities, and Public Policy. 3:30-5 p.m. | Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, room 115 (CPHHS Ignite Research Colloquium lecture). Note this is the only event not at The LaSells Stewart Center.

October 25 - Depression and Hope: My Secret Journey with My Secret Double7-9 p.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery (musical story)

  • This presentation combines a transparent story with original music to reveal  how one person has coped - even thrived - with 50 years of depression.
  • Presenter is Charles Kelley, painter, pianist, arts advocate, and president of an international charity focusing on northeastern Europe.

October 29 - Escaping the Shadow: Mental Health Across the Lifespan3-5 p.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Production Room (5 panel discussion)

  • David Batty, Ph.D., Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University (OSU) and University College London | “The Long Reach of Childhood Adversity”
  • John Geldhof, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, OSU | “Staying Positive: Implications for Strengths-Based Approaches to Youth Development”
  • Jangho Yoon, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, OSU | “Providing Health Insurance under Obamacare Improves Screening and Treatment of Maternal Depression among Low-income Women”
  • Karen Hooker, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, OSU and Jo Anne Leonard Petersen Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Family Studies | “Keys to Understanding Depression in Later Life”
  • Carolyn Aldwin, Ph.D.,  Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, OSU and Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director, Center for Healthy Aging Research | “Positive and Negative Mental Health Outcomes in Late Life:  Stress, Suicide, and Wisdom”

 

These sessions are presented in conjunction with the My Secret Double international art exhibit.