The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Applied Communication will continue its third annual Leadership Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. in the Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter A.
Bruce Trimble, director of business development for The BridgeWay Hospital, will deliver his lecture, “Language Matters: Our Role in Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues.”
Trimble is a specialist in suicide prevention and mental healthcare has served on the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council since 2015. He received a master’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication from UA Little Rock.
The lecture will provide attendees with a better understanding of mental health conditions and available treatment options, as well as the challenge to reframe mental healthcare as a key aspect of overall healthcare. Trimble will bring his 25 years of experience in strategic communication to further explore the role that language plays in the stigma that mental health has gained in modern American society.