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2017 State System Summit

Session 47

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Mental Illness... Let's talk about it!

  • 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 210

The major theme of this round table discussion will be Mental Health and how, as university professionals, we work with and help students working through and suffering from mental health issues. I would like to facilitate a discussion about how each school in the PASSHE system handles mental illness and see how we can learn from each other to best serve our students. Mental Illness is something that isn’t talked about and people who suffer from these debilitating disorders suffer quietly among us. My goal is to make it okay to talk about mental illness, I believe that only when you accept it is when you can work through it.


Alexander Hazzard, WCU Student Volunteer


Ms. Sarah Tansits, second year graduate student at West Chester University
Sarah Tansits is currently the president of the WCU Graduate Student Association and a co-conference chair for the Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honors Society at WCU. Sarah is also a co-founder and board member of The Katie Foundation which is a non-profit organization raising awareness and money for mental illness and mental illness research.