Saint Xavier University Scholarly Conversations

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Scholarly Conversations

You Are Not Alone: Living With Anxiety, Depression or Mental Illness

Saint Xavier University School of Nursing and Health Sciences in conjunction with Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Omicron Chapter and SXU Alumni Relations proudly presents Scholarly Conversations: You Are Not Alone: Living With Anxiety, Depression or Mental Illness.

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans live with a mental health condition, and approximately one in five youth aged 13 to 18 experience a severe mental disorder at some point during their lives.

The effects of mental illness extend beyond the person with the diagnosis. It affects families, relationships, educations and careers. This presentation is for all those whose lives are affected by mental illness.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

7 p.m.
McGuire Hall (L-216)
Warde Academic Center
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Featured Speakers

Karen Shockley, LCPC, Saint Xavier University director of Counseling, will address anxiety and depression among the college population.

Ann Filipski, MSN, PSY.D., RN, CS, Saint Xavier University School of Nursing faculty, will speak about schizophrenia from an academic and experiential perspective.

Marianne Bithos, president of NAMI, will share a mother's perspective, raising a child with mental illness.

The final speaker will address a personal journey living with schizophrenia.

A Q & A will follow the speakers.

Remove the stigma around mental health! Share your experience with the SXU community using #SXUNotAlone to join the conversation online.


Admission is free and open to the public.

For those interested in supporting NAMI, a free-will collection will take place at the end of the event.

One CEU will be awarded to RNs. Please submit your name and certification number to by March 20.