College spotlights mental health

NORWALK - Cerritos College will host a mental health awareness symposium Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Hosted in partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, the symposium will offer mental health and wellness resources and information, and feature keynote speaker Mark Ragins, M.D., founding psychiatrist and medical director of the Mental Health America Village. Other presenters include Doralee Bridges and Cathy Williamson of the Department of Mental Health; Dave Leon of the Painted Brain; and students from the Active Minds Club at Cerritos College. Other symposium highlights include a student panel sharing their stories of recovery from mental health issues; breakout sessions addressing depression, anxiety, stress management, mental fitness and art therapy; and mental health resources from community and county agencies.

********** Published: April 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 01