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Upcoming virtual talk on depression and anxiety

Debra Berryman and Nina Plotnikov

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults live with mental illness. About 8% of the U.S. population had at least one major depressive episode in 2020. More than 19% have an anxiety disorder.

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we are teaming up with Southside Behavioral Health and Virginia Commonwealth University to address the common topics of depression and anxiety. Bring your questions and help erase the stigma associated with mental health.

This virtual talk will take place Wednesday, May 11, from 12-12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Visit www.vcuhealth.org/cmh-core for the Zoom link. This seminar will be recorded and posted on VCU Health CMH’s website and Facebook page for those who can’t attend the virtual event.

Debra Berryman, divisional director of adult outpatient, has been employed at Southside Behavioral Health since June 2003. She graduated from Longwood University with a bachelor’s of science in social work and continued her education at VCU with a master’s degree in social work. A resident of Mecklenburg County, Debra works in the Clarksville office. She will talk about depression.

Nina Plotnikov is a fourth-year doctoral student in the clinical program of behavioral medicine at VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. Originally from upstate New York, she earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and currently resides in Chesterfield. She will speak about anxiety.

To make an appointment at VCU Health CMH Behavioral Health Services, call (434) 584-5400.