Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Wakefield Memorial High School, 60 Farm St., Wakefield
Sponsors: Wakefield High School and the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Open to the public, no admission charge
On Monday, March 21st, Wakefield Memorial High School and NAMI will host a panel discussion on student mental health as they transition to college. The panel will include speakers such as: Nicole McMahon (Certified Peer Specialist, McLean Hospital); Courtney Joly-Laudermilk (Center for Psychiatric Rehab, Boston University); Charles Morse (Assistant Dean, Worcester Polytechnic Inst.); and Susan Woods (Associate Dean of Student Support Services, Middlesex Community College).
Focus Questions for the Panel Discussion will include:
- My child seems stable now, but has experienced some mental health difficulties in the past. What are some of the mental-health friendly signs to look for in a college?
- How are teachers and students educated at your college about identifying and helping individuals that may be in distress?
- What can a parent do if they know their child is having mental health issues on campus?
- When a student begins to experience mental health difficulties, what does a college have in place to help the student to stay in school?
- When a student needs to take a mental health leave, are there supports on campus to help the transition back?