Mental Health and the Hindu community
A keen insight on mental health and FREE PIZZA!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 · Noon - 12:50 PM
Mental health issues, including depression, have long been considered taboo among Hindu Americans. With increasing pressures facing younger Hindu Americans, how can the community come together to ensure that there are adequate resources provided?
UMBC will have the honor and privilege of having Dr. Murali Balaji share his thoughts on this issue on Wednesday, December 6th during free hour in ITE 104. There will be free pizza! Don't miss out on this eye-opening workshop!
Dr. Murali Balaji is the Director of Education and Curriculum Reform at the Hindu American Foundation. A Fulbright Specialist and former journalist, he has taught at Temple University, Penn State University, and Lincoln University, where he served as Chair of the Department of Mass Communications, overseeing assessment and curriculum building efforts. A longtime advocate of minority issues, Dr. Balaji is the author of several books and the co-editor of the seminal anthologies Desi Rap (2008) and Global Masculinities and Manhood (2011). A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. Balaji earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in Mass Communication from Penn State.