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Mental Health And Wellness Focus Of Upcoming Texas A&M University System Virtual Event

The event's theme is “Emerging STRONGer: Celebrating Resilience, Renewal, and Return."
By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications May 26, 2021

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Organizers say the goal of the event is to find the spirit of hope, encouragement and a will to thrive coming out of the pandemic.

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The Texas A&M University System will host a Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Convening on Thursday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

System officials say the convening will be an opportunity for all faculty, staff, students and university leaders to learn from national experts about topics such as the state of campus mental health and wellness, and institutional trends for crises prevention and intervention strategies, as well as engage in open discussion around the mechanisms and steps needed to nurture a healthy and resilient campus community.

The theme, “Emerging STRONGer: Celebrating Resilience, Renewal, and Return,” identifies the challenging experiences of the past two years and the effects on the mental health of students, faculty, staff and leadership, intertwined with a spirit of hope, encouragement and a will to thrive.

The event will happen virtually via WebEx.

 Click this link to register and create your personal agenda.

Featured Presenters

  • Sarah Lipson, “Healthy Minds: The State of Campus Mental Health – Findings from the National Healthy Minds Study”
  • Amy Kurfist and Denton DeSotel, “Hanover Research: Institutional Trends – Mental Health Crisis Prevention and Intervention Strategies”
  • Israel Liberzon, “Texas A&M University Health Science CenterState of the System”

Organizers say the goals of the event include learning about the state of campus mental health from a national perspective; engaging in conversations about resilience, renewal and return; learning about mental health crisis prevention and intervention strategies; learning about mental health from a system perspective; sharing ideas to promote increased education and access to mental health services for faculty, staff, students and leadership; and setting the stage for future exploration.

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