During May, which is Mental Health Month, the Work/Life Center
and NIMH, with support from the Employee Assistance Program, are
sponsoring two events for NIH staff interested in learning more
about anxiety and its disorders.
The first event, to be held Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.,
is a research-based lecture by NIMH's Dr. Daniel Pine, chief of
the section on development and affective neuroscience, Mood & Anxiety
Disorders Program. He will discuss what is known about anxiety
disorders. The lecture, which will be in Bldg. 10's Lipsett Amphitheater,
will also be broadcast at http://videocast.nih.gov.
On Tuesday, May 24, employees are invited to attend a walk-in,
anonymous and confidential anxiety-disorders screening from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at three NIH sites:
Bldg. 10, Rm. 6C401 (OMS)
Bldg. 31, B2-B57 (EAP)
Neuroscience Center, Rm. B (6001 Executive Blvd.)
Participants will be able to view a brief video about anxiety
disorders, complete a questionnaire about symptoms, meet privately
with a mental health professional and/or pick up information — all
of which generally takes less than an hour.
Employees whose native language is not English and who will attend
the Bldg. 10 or 31 sites may request an interpreter for the screening
by contacting Andrea Rander (301-496-1807) by May 17.
Sign language interpretation will be provided at the lecture.
For other reasonable accommodation for either event, contact the
NIH Work/Life Center at (301) 435-1619 (TTY 301-480-0690), or send
an email to email@example.com.
For more information about either event, contact Sophia Glezos
Voit, NIMH (301-443-4533, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Family members who would like to be screened may call (888) 442-2022
to find out about privately sponsored sites. This referral line
is coordinated by Freedom From Fear, the mental health organization
that sponsors National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day each year.
However, NIH does not necessarily endorse this organization or
any referrals they may provide.