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December 15, 2017

In Brief: Mental Wellness Book Club to Start in January

The Mental Wellness Task Force of the University Senate’s Benefits and Welfare committee has received a Year of Healthy U grant to offer a mental wellness book club for Pitt faculty and staff during the spring and summer of 2018. The book club will feature nine distinct titles about relationships, communication skills and mental health issues and hopes to attract a different group of 12 people for each book discussion. The task force is using the grant money to purchase 12 copies of each book discussed and will provide these to participants to read in advance of the meetings.

The first book discussion will be held Thursday, Jan. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 156 of the Cathedral of Learning to discuss “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison.

Registration for the discussion begins on Dec. 14 and is open to the first 12 Pitt staff and faculty members who sign-up through the Qualtrics form. The discussion will be hosted by Sue Oerkvitz, EAP specialist at LifeSolutions, and  Christina Newhill, professor in the School of Social Work.

For more information, contact Linda Tashbook, chair of the Senate’s Benefits and Welfare committee, at or 412-648-1303.


Filed under: Feature,Volume 50 Issue 9

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