Discussing mental health with college students

A student club hosted a panel in RCTC's Hill Theatre.

Posted: Oct 9, 2018 6:52 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2018 10:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Mental Health Awareness Club at Rochester Community and Technical College hosted a panel with mental health advocates, professionals, educators, and law enforcement.

The goal is both to have an open conversation about mental health, but also to introduce students studying related fields to people working in career paths in mental health and crisis intervention care.

"If they're here for school and they're here for a career in that field, i'ts no better experience than to meet the people who actually have those careers and we're lucky in the community to have people who are willing to do things like this," says president of the club Prakash Peethambaram.

Around 80 people attended the forum.

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