Not All Wounds Are Visible: Community Conversations

Let’s Talk about Depression and Anxiety- Part I

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (registration opens at 8:15 a.m.)
UMB Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21201

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the University of Maryland Medical System will host its semi-annual Mental Health Community Conversation, "Not All Wounds Are Visible." This year's theme, "Let's Talk About Depression and Anxiety," will be presented in two parts. The conversation will focus on the impact of depression and anxiety on women and children; and the conversation in November will focus on the impact of depression and anxiety on men and seniors.

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental illnesses in the United States.  Each year, 40 million adults in America are affected by anxiety disorders and more than 16 million adults are affected by depression. Anxiety can interfere with daily activities by producing feelings of nervousness, panic, increased heart rate and fatigue. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest affecting one's mental and physical well-being. Symptoms may include overwhelming feelings of sadness and worthlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. Despite its treatability, millions of Americans with anxiety and depression go untreated each year.

The topics to be discussed in this session include: Depression and Anxiety…A Socio-Cultural Perspective; Childbirth, Parenting and Depression; Growing Up in Fear: The Impact of Community Violence and Police Interaction; One Woman's Story and Resilience and Recovery. This honest and insightful community conversation provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to health care professionals about depression and anxiety and the road to recovery.

Register today to receive:

  • Free admission
  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Free resources and more!

Parking vouchers available for the first 200 people. Only valid at the Pratt Street Garage (646 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201)

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