https://www.wbur.org/events/737042/call-to-mind-live-pass-or-fail-mental-health-in-community-colleges Online event
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Call to Mind, APM’s mental health content initiative, is partnering with WETA’s Well Beings Tour to bring critical local conversations about youth mental health to cities nationwide. WBUR CitySpace is proud to co-produce this final stop on the tour.
For many Americans, community college is an important path toward climbing the economic ladder. Programs can be more accessible to a wider swath of the public and offer vital certifications and degrees in trades, frontline medical work and other core aspects of our economy. Community college students often juggle classes with raising families, working or dealing with other stressful constraints on time. But unlike four-year universities, mental health services at community colleges are severely lacking or non-existent.
Scott Tong, co-host of WBUR and NPR, moderates a discussion about understanding and navigating the mental health gaps in community college.
Dr. Vivek Murthy - U.S. Surgeon General
Karestan Koenen - professor of psychiatric epidemiology, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jordan Herrera - director of social services, Amarillo College