Thursday, April 5th
Center for Identity + Inclusion Community Lounge
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Opening & Welcome
The UChicago Student Counseling Services Introduction will provide an overview of the services offered at SCS, as well as the center’s general approach to mental health treatment. The introduction will cover what students can expect during their first appointment at SCS, and what they can expect in subsequent appointments. Time will be provided to answer any questions that audience members may have about the services offered at SCS, or about how to access the services at SCS.
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Looking for Luke Screening
Looking for Luke is a short documentary that follows the parents of Luke Tang, a well-liked, passionate, and brilliant Harvard sophomore, as they attempt to understand why their son died by suicide. By reading through journals and talking to his friends, Luke’s parents begin to piece together what happened through the gained knowledge and understanding of depression as a treatable mental illness. Luke’s parents have made it their mission to help other parents identify the signs and signals of depression, and other mental health conditions, that can lead to suicide. The film is an extension of that mission by raising awareness of depression as a treatable illness, and destigmatizing seeking help for mental health issues. The issues the film addresses are of pressing importance and concern for teens and young adults across the country.
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel on Mental Health in Asian American Communities
The intersection between mental health and one’s cultural identity has been becoming an increasingly prevalent topic of study and discussion. In a panel led by researchers from UChicago who will drawn upon their own study and experiences, we will discuss the themes and messages from Looking for Luke and the work being done to better grasp the complexities of the relation between Asian identity and mental health.
Friday, April 6th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion
Breakout Session I
5:00pm - 5:15pm
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion and Rosenwald
Breakout Session II
6:30pm - 6:45pm
Closing Remarks and Refreshments
Saturday April 7th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Reynolds Club R001
Mental Health Crisis Workshop
Alternatives to Calling Police in Mental Health Crises is a a community-based movement to train people in de-escalation techniques and provide alternatives for mentally ill and psychiatrically disabled community members to calling the police in mental health crises.The workshop intends to ask and discuss questions:
How do marginalized identities intersect during mental health crises and how does this affect treatment by police?
What are the ways to support people in mental health crises?
How can we take care of ourselves and others?
How can we create a community of support?
Miguel Rodriguez is a member of People’s Response Team and anti-criminalization advocate. He currently serves as a Restorative Justice Specialist, collaborating with schools to build up Restorative Justice Practices in classrooms and discipline process. He is a parent, a lover, and transforms into a visual artist on his free time.
Timmy Rose is a member of People’s Response Team and a prison abolitionist. He is currently a law student at Chicago Kent College of Law, working to further bridge grassroots movements with transformative legal advocacy.
Euree Kim is a disability activist, artist, and organizer and works with different disability advocacy groups and organizations in Chicago to create safer environment for disability communities. They proudly identify as queercrip: they are genderqueer femme, Autistic and mentally ill. Their hope is to envision alternative, sustainable system of support which does not replicate capitalistic and ableist model with communities of people.