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Toni Tollerud
How do educators help students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education and teaching must nurture this desire to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. So says Toni Tollerud, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of...
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NIU’s Say It Out Loud mental health awareness campaign has announced a second section of mental health first aid training for the NIU campus and DeKalb community. Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 8. A location will be announced at a later date. The course is...
Joel Filmore
After a week of free events designed to inspire the NIU community to SAY IT OUT LOUD, the campaign team is inviting all community members to a night where they can do just that. As the final event of the week, a Mental Health Open Mic Night is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept 21,...
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If a person has a sharp pain in their side, a pain that is interfering with their ability to function, how long does it take them to seek medical assistance? A few hours? A day? A week, maybe? For most, the choice to go to a doctor or a hospital would be a logical choice,...
Following through on promises made in the spring, the NIU Say It Out Loud campaign has announced fall programming that will promote mental health literacy in the NIU community and create safe space for dialogues about mental health issues. Among the offerings are a prepared Power Point presentation that can be used to facilitate discussions...
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NIU counseling faculty Charlie E. Myers and Toni R. Tollerud, along with department chair Barbara Johnson, have launched the NIU Say It Out Loud Mental Health website. Funded by a “Say It Out Loud” grant from the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, the website is meant to provide reliable information to NIU and the surrounding...
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NIU’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education is a recipient of a coveted 2012 “Say it Out Loud” Mental Health Grant. Awarded to 10 communities each year by the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, the grant is a multi-year statewide campaign: Current research indicates that the best way to reduce the discrimination associated with...