Take A Mental Health Day 2019


Jordan Burnham

Jordan Burnham

Jordan is a nationally recognized mental health advocate who discusses the mental health issues and disorders that affect so many of us. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school and shares his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the “Best of Philly” for his work in public speaking and advocacy. In 2012 he was honored with an Emerging Humanitarian Award from retired San Francisco 49ers player Nmadi Asomugha (Awesome-Wah) and the Asomugha Foundation.
This event does not require a ticket and all are welcome!

Jordan Burnham Trailer

The Impact of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Response

The Impact of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Response

The transcendent story of Tonier “Neen” Cain’s emergence from drug addiction, multiple incarcerations and two decades of homelessness to become a tireless advocate and educator on the devastating impact of childhood abuse and the need to rethink how we treat the shattered adults severely traumatized children become.

Healing Neen Trailer

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in trauma, and the response to mental health in the criminal justice system, social work and education.


Our professional panel will feature

  • Nadine Bean, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, Graduate Social Work, WCU
  • Elaine Ziegler, Mental Health Manager, Chester County Prison
  • Vicki McGinley, Professor, Special Education, WCU

Moderator: Charlene Lane, Assistant Professor, Social Work, Messiah College

Continuing education credit available; LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC.

Sponsored by:
College of Health Sciences, College of Education and Social Work, College of the Sciences and Mathematics, Criminal Justice Department
WCU Student Affairs, WCU Philadelphia location



  • 3:30 – 4:30
    Jordan Burnham
    Sykes Theater

  • 5:00 – 6:00
    "Impact of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Response"
    Presentation by Tonier Cain
    Asplundh Theatre

  • 6:00
    Panel discussion
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