Mental Illness Awareness Week Luncheon with Ross Szabo
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$50
Oaklawn will host its sixth Mental Illness Awareness Week on Tuesday, October 1, with special guest Ross Szabo, author and mental health advocate. Szabo will speak at a community luncheon to raise funds for local mental health and addiction treatment services.
At age 16, Szabo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with anger control problems and psychotic features. In his senior year of high school, he was hospitalized for attempting to take his own life and later that year he had to take a leave of absence from American University due to a relapse with bipolar disorder. He returned to American four years later and graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He started speaking about his story with bipolar disorder to help others when he was just 17. He is the author of “Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charges of our Mental Health” and travels the world sharing his story of hope and recovery.
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