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MU Mental Health Initiative 2019: Home

This guide serves to promote the MU Mental Health Initiative, a partnership between MU Libraries, MU Counseling Center, and MU Women's Center, the Don't Call Me Crazy Series.




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. As part of our responsibility to further the University's public service commitments, we are partnering with Counseling Services and the Women's Center to destigmatize mental wellness challenges so that our students, faculty, and staff are empowered to resiliency through quality information and education. Ultimately, our goal is to provide safe places for students, faculty, and staff to explore and discuss information, ideas, and ways to access help.



The Don't Call Me Crazy Series will feature 3 major components:

Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Education (panels, research guide, MU Reads display)

Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Art (art exhibition)

Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Community (support services, group meetings, study rooms)




Featured Events: 

  • Anxiety and Depression Panel Discussion: Finding Help 

September 27, 2018 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., DL 402

Panelists: Dr. Aaron UptonJohn McCormickDr. Marc HettlingerStephanie Ballou, and Kristin Cookson


  • Trauma and Resiliency Panel Discussion: Finding Hope 

November 8, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., DL 402

Panelists: Dr. Aaron UptonKim WhiteNikki ThomasJulie DeMattie Epperson, and Sara Blevins

  • Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Art

Marshall University Library Exhibition 2019

Entry deadline extended to December 11, 2018

Show Dates: January 14 - May 10, 2019

Opening Celebration: January 31 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Drinko Atrium

  • Addiction Panel Discussion: Finding Support 

January 24, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., DL 402

Panelists: Karen Yost, Matthew Q. Christiansen, M.D., M.P.H., Lyn M. O'Connell, Ph.D., Dan Curry, Amy Saunders , and Michelle Perdue


  • Disordered Eating Panel Discussion 

Feb. 21, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m., DL 349

Panelists: Kelli Williams, Dr. Candace Layne, Dr. Bailes, Alice Lewis Kiss, Dr. Kristina Bryant-Melvin, and Brittany Chapman


  • Autism Awareness Panel Discussion

April 4, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., DL 349

Panelists: Dr. Hillary Adams, Dr. Catherine Goffreda Bailey, John Barton, Zach Lewis, Dr. Elizabeth Niese, Phyliss White-Sellards



Regular Chat and Text Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 10am - 8pm
  • Fri: 10am - 5pm
  • Sun: 4pm - 8pm

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Student Success Librarian

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Kacy Lovelace
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Drinko Library 223
Subjects: Education