NSU to Host Second Annual “Optimizing Mental Wellness” Community Event on Saturday, May 11

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU)will host its second annual “Optimizing Mental Wellness” on May 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building’s atrium on NSU’S Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, 33301 College Ave. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. It will feature ways to enhance overall wellbeing and will highlight the wide range of services that NSU provides to improve mental health.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 10 children have some sort of mental health concern in the U.S., meaning everyone is affected by mental health in some way. Mental health has been linked to physical and social wellbeing, highlighting the importance of optimal wellness.

Keynote speaker, Anne Hearon Rambo, Ph.D.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from several of NSU’s expert faculty and visit with representatives from the Psychology Services Center, Brief Therapy Institute-Family Clinic, and the Mailman Segal Center. Following the presentations, guests will enjoy lunch and can participate in a clinic challenge to learn about the community services that are offered with prizes provided to the winners.

Anne Hearon Rambo, Ph.D., will serve as the keynote speaker for the event and will discuss ways to divorce proof your marriage. The latest couples research shows a pattern common to successful and long-lasting relationships. Attendees will learn how to initiate pattern change in all relationships, especially intimate and domestic partnerships.


The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Registration and Welcome 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Faculty Presentations on Mental Health Topics 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Keynote from Dr. Anne Rambo 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch and Clinic Challenge 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.


To RSVP for NSU’s “Optimizing Mental Wellness”, visit www.nova.edu/dra/events.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu.


April 29, 2019

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