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College Students and Mental Health: From MTV to GPAs and STDs

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Psychiatrist Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, chief medial officer at Skyland Trial treatment facility, addresses challenges faced by students during college. This can include making new friends, developing new interests, becoming solely responsible for your educational pursuits and learning how to manage life on one’s own. Added to all these challenges, the years from 18 – 23 are the prime time for the emergence of mental illnesses. This presentation will describe factors that contribute to the development of mental illness and the factors that contribute to increased resiliency in college students and transitional-age adults. Prevention and intervention strategies that support transitional-age adults who are experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse issues will be outlined. Areas covered include:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to development of mental illness and resiliency in college students and transitional-age adults
  • Detail unique mental health challenges that high-achieving students face
  • Outline strategies to support transitional-age adults who are experiencing mental health and substance misuse issues
  • Define the term stigma, and offer methods to foster a culture of behavioral health within colleges and universities

Sponsored by: The Bertram Group and Skyland Trail

The Westport Library strives to help students meet their goals as they prepare for college. This series, Countdown to College, aims to provide resources for students and parents to help students to prepare academically, socially and emotionally for college. Link to resource guide on these topics.

Dr. Ray Kotwicki is Chief Medical Officer at Skyland Trail, a nationally acclaimed private, non-profit residential and day treatment facility for adults with mental illnesses in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Kotwicki oversees all the clinical, educational, and research activities within the organization.

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow, and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He had post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management. He remains on the adjunctive faculty at both the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Kotwicki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is President-elect of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians’ Association. Kotwicki was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program for three years.

Throughout his career, Kotwicki has received numerous distinctions, including Emory University’s most prestigious Dean’s “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Mental Health America and Eli Lilly’s “Heroes in Fight” Clinical Team Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

The Bertram Group, based in Westport, CT, provides educational consulting services.
 

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Talks & Readings, Teen

Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch II for Ages 9 & up

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If you already know Scratch and would like to know how you can improve, then join this workshop. Program and share interactive games and animation. Learn important mathematical and computational skills while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively—all while having fun. Limited to 12. Register online. Materials fee, $50, for the program. Previous experience required.

If the program fee is a concern, please register to secure a place in the class and then contact mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org about available aid.

Ages 9 & up.

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Maker Movement, Teen
Maker, Teen
Maker Kids

Scratch TinkerShops: Scratch I for Ages 7 & up

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Learn basic Scratch programming by creating and designing new sprites, greeting cards, storytelling, a hide and seek game and painting with Gobo. Limited to 12. Register online. Materials fee, $50, for the program. 

For ages 7 and up.

If the program fee is a concern, please register to secure a place in the class and then contact mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org about available aid.

 

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Maker Movement, Teen
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Maker Kids

Intro to SketchUp

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sketchupLearn the basics of SketchUp, a free, architecturally-based CAD program with the MakerSpace’s own Mike Altis.  Design objects you can 3D print in the MakerSpace. Free; limited to 10. Register online.

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Maker Movement, Teen
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Nutrition for Teen Athletes

March 29, 2016
Donna Brown

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown discussed how to eat and hydrate to build stamina, endurance, strength and speed on March 31, 2016. 

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Newest Teen Books: Spring 2016

Posted by JainaL on Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Check out our newest teen books. Click on the covers to find the books in our collection!

  

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Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

March 10, 2016
Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College

Authors Janet Marthers and Paul Marthers shared their guide, Follow Your Interests to Find the Right College on March 10, 2016. 

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Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Teen Photography Contest Entries

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Enter the fourth annual Teen Photography Contest for Fairfield County residents in grades 6-12 (incoming grade). Submissions can be made in the following categories: portrait, landscape, and experimental. Submission deadline is Friday, July 8th. Email high-res images to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com

Contest will run from June 1-July 8. The entries will be judged by Westport graphic artist and photographer Miggs Burroughs and will appear in an exhibit in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 15 to August 31. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Friday, July 15 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

“Untitled” by Emily DeMasoLeft, Winner for 2015: Untitled by Emily DeMaso

 

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Teen

Teen Photography Contest

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Enter the fourth annual Teen Photography Contest for Fairfield County residents in grades 6-12 (incoming grade). Submissions can be made in the following categories: portrait, landscape, and experimental. Submission deadline is Friday, July 8th. Email high-res images to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com. The award ceremony will be on Friday, July 15 from 5-6 pm in The Great Hall.

Contest will run from June 1-July 8. The entries will be judged by artist/photographer Miggs Burroughs and will appear in an exhibit in the Riverwalk Hallway from July 15 to August 31. 

 

“Untitled” by Emily DeMaso Left, Winner for 2015: Untitled by Emily DeMaso

 

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Teen Gaming Night

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Join The Westport Library & Toquet Hall for a Teen Gaming Night. Compete in gaming tournaments, eat pizza and hang out. Try out the new Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset. Classic Nintendo and other gaming systems will also be available. For ages 13-18. 

Register online. 

For more information, contact Jaina Shaw (jshaw [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

NOTE OFFSITE LOCATION:
Toquet Hall
58 Post Road East
Westport, CT

 

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High School, Grade 8
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