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NEI AHEC - 2015 APHA Student Visit Day in Chicago

Contributed by: Jenny Vachon
Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015 9:00 AM
2015 American Public Health Association Student Visit Day brought to you by: Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center
November 4, 2015

Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to announce an opportunity for interested health profession students and faculty to spend a day in Chicago, IL for a free, interactive half-day event engaging with 100+ CEPH-accredited schools & programs of public health. Explore the Expo of 600+ booth, meet members of the APHA’s Student Assembly, and network with 12,000 public health professionals. Afterwards, we will continue our trip with a visit to the International Museum of Surgical Science for a guided tour with an added amputation demonstration.

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Active Minds: National Day Without Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 2:30 PM

National Day Without Stigma is a program of Active Minds that falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 4-10, 2015).

Active Minds at Ball State University is spreading positive messages about mental health and how we all need to be a part of reducing the shame people feel in seeking help.

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Scholarship for summer language study abroad

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 01 October 2015 2:00 PM

The Critical Language Scholarship could fund your study of one of these languages during the summer of 2016:
Arabic - Azerbaijani - Bangla - Chinese - Hindi – Indonesian - Japanese
Korean - Persian - Punjabi - Russian – Swahili – Turkish - Urdu

To learn more, attend an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 7, OR Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., in TC 111. Visit for details about the scholarship.

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Responding to PTSD - Healing Our Community

Contributed by: Sarah Hollowell
Published: Friday, 18 September 2015 1:00 PM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) presents a special presentation: Responding to PTSD - Healing Our Community.

Silouan Green, a speaker and writer on PTSD, will be holding a FREE event, open to the public, on November 11th, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Student Center Cardinal Hall B. There will be a short meet and greet session at 7:00 PM prior to the presentation.

For more information, contact NEI-AHEC at
or (765) 285-5681
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The Deployment Cycle & Its Impact on Service Members & Their Families

Contributed by: Amber Walcott
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:00 AM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI=AHEC) is pleased to announce their partnership with Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) to bring Military Culture: The Deployment Cycle & Its Impact on Service Members & Their Families to Muncie, Indiana.

The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center will be hosting the Tier 1 training which will provide an introduction to military culture and information about the deployment cycle on November 10, 2015.

Tuesday November 10, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Assembly Hall, Alumni Center

**Registration is required and free. Free CEU’s are provided**

For more information or to register visit:

Questions? Email:
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Students Advocate Against Mental Health Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 PM

Active Minds’ nationally recognized suicide awareness exhibit, Send Silence Packing, will be kicking off at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Monday September 14th. The display features 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. Later that day the Ball State University Active Minds Chapter will host Global Speaker and Author Kevin Briggs.

A few details:

  • Send Silence Packing backpacks have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide, putting a face to the lives lost and highlighting the severity of suicide among college students.
  • In Oct. 2014, a Send Silence Packing stop was featured on NBC Nightly News highlighting the importance of eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
  • Send Silence Packing was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2008, with a keynote speech by The Honorable Patrick Kennedy.
  • Kevin Briggs, former California Highway Patrol officer, spent many years patrolling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge where he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread. His personal story of physical and mental health challenges including recovery, military service, surviving the suicide of a loved one, divorce and depression will be a great compliment to the Send Silence Packing program.
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