LECOM Health Series

Posted on April 22nd, 2024 at 12:30 PM
LECOM Health Series

LECOM Health Series


What is Self-Harm? How to Recognize It, and How and When to Get Help

Featuring Mark Strazisar, D.O.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Harborcreek Township Municipal Building


Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), also known as self-harm, is the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue resulting in immediate damage. Examples of NSSI include cutting of the skin, subdermal tissue scratching, banging or punching objects or oneself, and burning oneself. NSSI is very common, but also commonly misunderstood – it can be confusing and frightening, and Dr. Strazisar explores the topic and what to do when you or someone in your life is engaging in NSSI.


Location: Harborcreek Township — 5601 Buffalo Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Parking: lot in the back of building 


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Navigating the Caregiving Role

Featuring Belinda Stillman, D.O.

MONDAY, MAY 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Jefferson Educational Society


Being the caretaker of a loved one is an act of compassion and appreciation – but it can also be challenging for all parties involved. Belinda Stillman, D.O., a psychiatrist at LECOM Behavioral Health, explores how to navigate the caregiving role, including understanding the responsibilities and challenges of the role, its mental and physical toll on the caregiver, and how to prioritize self-care and establish a support network. Navigating the caregiving role requires not only care for the loved one, but also care for yourself.


Location: Jefferson Educational Society - 3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508

Date/Time: Monday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Parking: lot behind building, State Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, French Street


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Addressing Mental Healthcare in Rural Communities

Featuring Brenton J. Song, D.O.

TUESDAY, MAY 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Corry Higher Education Council 


Knowing where to start when addressing mental health can be daunting and a challenging task. Many who need help are unsure of what services are available or where to start. Brenton Song, D.O., a psychiatrist at LECOM Behavioral Health, highlights mental health issues and explores how to navigate treatment and care in a rural setting to understand the importance of care in this setting.


Location: Corry Higher Education Council-- 221 North Center St. Corry, PA 16407.

Date/Time: Tuesday, AMay 21 at 6:00 p.m. 

Admission: FREE, pre-registration is required for guaranteed seating.

Parking: lot next to and behind building


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Cultural Crossroads: Navigating Child Refugee Mental Health

Featuring David Figueroa, D.O.

THURSDAY, MAY 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT)


Young refugees face the dual challenge of dealing with their past traumas and adjusting to new cultures, which can be tough on their mental health. David Figueroa, D.O., a psychiatrist at LECOM Behavioral Health, highlights the specific mental health issues that child refugees experience. Dr. Figueroa explores how the clash of cultures, and the refugee journey can cause stress, sharing insights into effective ways to cope and emphasizing the importance of care that understands their cultural background.


Location: Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT)—650 East Ave. Suite 120, Erie, PA 16503.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Parking: lot at 7th street entrance, 7th street street parking


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