On Tuesday, April 1st, the Clinton Foundation, Facebook, and The Jed Foundation will hold Mental Health and Wellness on Campus: A Town Hall Without Walls at Pace University in New York City.
The Town Hall will allow mental health experts to discuss serious issues with students, including the prevalence, challenges, stereotypes, and dangers of prescription drug misuse, self-harm, and suicide on campus. Dr. Gail Saltz of NBC's Today Show, will moderate the event and will be joined by Mike Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Misha Kessler, a young adult mental health activist and college student, Dr. Richard Shadick, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, and Singer-songwriter Starshell.
Mental Health and Wellness on Campus: A Town Hall Without Walls will provide an open forum for students, professors, parents, and those in the health care industry to discuss mental health without shame or prejudice and a place to address the truth about prescription drug misuse. The event will also share resources for dealing with these issues both on and offline and will include a special performance from “The Reality Show: NYU” – an award-winning, compelling program developed to help address the health needs of students.
The Town Hall will be streamed live to college campuses across the nation at clintonfoundation.org/myhealthyU so students everywhere can participate. RSVP on the right to watch the conference and use the hashtag #myhealthyU to ask questions and join the conversation.