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Friday, October 18 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters: Mental Health Literacy and English Teacher Preparation

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Mental health literacy is an important component of teacher preparation that is severely lacking. Participants in this session will learn to recognize symptoms of mental illness and use literature to help students identify stigmatizing language, empathize with fictional characters, and know how to reach out for assistance for themselves or others.

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Dr. Kia Jane Richmond

Professor and Director, English Education, Northern Michigan University
Dr. Kia Jane Richmond is in her eighteenth year as an English department faculty member at NMU. Serving as the Director of the English Education program at NMU, Kia primarily teaches courses in English methods and young adult literature, and serves as the university supervisor for... Read More →



Friday October 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Heritage Room