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College of Health Sciences

Take A Mental Health Day

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College of Health Sciences

Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2825

Take A Mental Health Day 2017


Events in the morning at the Center for Contemplative Studies

Presentations begin at noon with a discussion of collegiate pressures and positive mental health;

"Managing Stress and Pressure in Athletics and Academics" - Are you a student athlete or someone who works hard to balance the academic demands of being a college student? We often overlook the signs of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. In this session, we will be discussing pressures and stressors that go along with being an athlete, and a college student– and what you can do to manage balance.

  • Dr. Lindsey Keenan, Assistant Professor and Athletic Trainer in the Dept. of Sports Medicine. Her research focuses on mental health issues in student-athletes, with a particular emphasis on depression.
  • Dr. Rachel Daltry, Associate Professor and Psychologist in the Counseling Center. She works clinically and specializes in working with student-athletes.
  • Dr. Margaret Ottley, Professor and internationally acclaimed Sports Psychologist. Her background includes extensive work with olympic athletes.

At 7:00pm, Kevin Hines will present his compelling story of survival in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater. This is a powerful presentation that you won't want to miss, and it's FREE for WCU Students, Faculty and Staff, but you must order a ticket. Review the sample video and get your ticket now!:

Kevin Hines

View a sample of Kevin Hines' presentation here: Kevin Hines

Co-Sponsored by the College of Health Sciences, College of Education and Social Work, and Student Affairs.


  • 9:00am-12:00pm
    CCS Events
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    "Managing Stress and Pressure in Athletics and Academics", Sykes Theater
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Kevin Hines, Madeleine Wing Adler Theater

It just made me realize that I share a lot of common experiences with my fellow classmates. We must get to know each other and our stories rather than judging on first glance.

- Student observation from Take a Mental Health Day