CSUB to Host Mental Health Event

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) will host, Silent Struggle: Mental Health Free from Stigma at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 12th in the CSUB Student Union Multipurpose Room. This event will be held in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week.

The goal of the program is to reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges and to provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about mental health issues.

Silent Struggle will feature leading scholars highly experienced in the mental health field. Professor Sarah Appleton, from the Psychology Department at CSUB, will speak about the root causes associated with the stigma of mental health conditions, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Dr. Ken Ishida, will discuss mental issues associated with geriatric care. In addition, a 10-person panel consisting of CSUB students and community mental health professionals will share their stories regarding the personal challenges they have confronted connected to mental health. A question and answer period will be included in the event.

Also, community mental health providers including the Kern County Veterans Service Department, the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic and Mental Health Systems will be providing educational resources related to the program.

The event is being organized by the following CSUB organizations: the Child, Adolescent and Family Studies Club, Psi Chi -The International Honors Society in Psychology, Psych Club, Inspire, Counseling Psychology, Services for Students with Disabilities and the Counseling Center.

The event organizers anticipate 250 individuals will attend the event.  

For more information about Silent Struggle: Mental Health Free from Stigma, contact Leslie Smith at (661) 706-7476.

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