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JCC to Hold Mental Health Public Forums on April 15 & 29

Published: April 14, 2021

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Voices for Social Change is holding two forums, virtually, in April that will focus on mental health and wellbeing. Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness will be held on April 15 and Mental Wellbeing and Coping will be held on April 29. Both forums, open to the public with free admission, begin at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness, April 15, will open discussion about mental illness, the stigmas surrounding it and the barriers stigmas create that prevent people with mental illness from seeking the help they need. A panel of professionals will also address access to mental health services, equity and awareness. Register to attend online.

Mental Wellbeing and Coping, April 29, aims to empower people to look at their own mental health wellbeing and take advantage of resources when experiencing negative emotions. Healthy coping skills and self-care strategies will be shared. A panel of local professionals will lead a discussion on how to identity warning signs of self-harm and how to access available mental health services. Register to attend online.

Panelists for each forum include faculty from JCC and the University of Albany, JCC students and local practitioners in Watertown.

For more information, contact JCC Students Activities and Inclusion Office at (315) 786-2431 or email

JCC Voices for Social Change is a campus group dedicated to addressing social issues through conversations and civic engagement. Their mission is to provide education and leadership to the JCC campus and wider community in order to examine and address societal problems and promote positive social change. Follow JCC on Facebook and/or visit the College’s online events calendar for upcoming forums.



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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