No More Running: Living with Social Anxiety Disorder
March 8 @ 6:30 pm
LISTEN to the experience of people who are living fulfilling lives even though they have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. LEARN how to bring their lessons into your own life. LEAVE with a greater understanding of people living with anxiety.
Join us for an evening of education and enlightenment, led by our esteemed panel (click the arrow for full bio):
Ricky Williams, retired NFL player living with social anxiety disorder
Starting from humble beginnings with a limited perspective and outlook on life, Ricky Williams has always believed he could accomplish his dreams. Initially, Ricky used football as his means of acquiring “success”. As a collegiate running back with the University of Texas Longhorns, Ricky set the NCAA all-time career rushing record and won the Heisman Trophy in 1998. In 1999, Ricky was selected 5th overall in the NFL Draft. In 2004, after leading the NFL in rushing as a member of the Miami Dolphins, Ricky abruptly retired from professional football. He realized he needed to follow his body’s demands for rest and healing. His time away from the NFL led to a diagnosis of social anxiety and a life-altering awareness. Since 2004, Ricky has been devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening his journey both inward and out. His profound and simple message has helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace, more creative space, and greater fulfillment in their lives.
Joseph A. Himle, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Himle is Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Curtis Research Center at the School of Social Work and has been honored three times as “Teacher of the Year” in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Himle is an active clinician, teacher, and researcher in the area of mental health disorders and therapeutic interventions.
Registration opens at 6:30PM
Program begins at 7:00PM with a Q&A session immediately following.
The number for Friendship is 248-788-7878