SVO to host Mental Health Advocacy panel


On March 21, Webster Student Veterans Organization (SVO) President Chris Fuller will moderate a Mental Health Advocacy panel in Browning Hall Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Mental health professionals will discuss tools for fighting the challenges of mental illness, identifying signs of depression and suicidal thoughts, and facing potential crises. Admission is free and open to the public, with a live stream available for students in extended campuses. Further details are available here.

There are six panelists, including Patrick Stack, the director of counseling and life development on campus, Shawn O’Conner, psychologist at the PTSD clinic with the Veterans Affairs, and Matt Palozola, veteran and founder of the Zola Initiative and surviving brother to Marine Corps veteran and Webster student Tom Palozola.

Webster University SVO joins student veterans from Washington University, Lindenwood University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis in supporting Missouri Veterans Endeavor’s “Student Veterans Week” from March 17 to 24.

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  1. —-Mental health professionals will discuss tools for
    fighting the stigma of mental illness

    Please do not fail your readers.

    It is my hope you meant they will discuss tools for
    fighting those who say there is

    There is no sense in joining

    Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

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