Happily Atypical in a Straight-Laced World – Brookdale Professor Shares His Story with Mental Health and Stigma
MAS 100 or Zoom
Dr. Michael Cohen has achieved some success, stability, and happiness despite a strange and unexpected journey. Join him to discusss what it was like to forge a happily atypical identity in a straight-laced world. From growing up gay in the suburbs and struggling with mental health and drug addiction, life wasn’t always easy or expected. But when he accepted that he was the only one who could make it better, and he made the decision to surround himself with the right people and put in the work, he slowly and fitfully (but steadily!) developed an atypical but happy way of being. He looks forward to joining you in order to find parallels between your story and his and to workshop strategies for finding strength in what other folks might mistake for weakness.
Dr. Michael earned a PhD in Psychology from Temple University and currently enjoys his post at Brookdale Faculty.
Please join the Psychology and Human Services Club as we go past the surface and have a “Real Talk” about the challenges of Stigma.
Join us in MAS 100 or
The Stigma-Free Lecture Series is sponsored by Student Life & Activities.