What better way for Valenrich Wellness, LLC to launch then by attending the 2013 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators(NASPA) Mental Health Conference. For the last seven years, the NASPA Mental Health Conference has taken place concurrently with the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention Conference. Both conferences address issues such as prevention, policy development, intervention, crisis management and substance abuse.
I have had the pleasure of presenting research at this conference for the past two years and, each year, I participated in thought provoking discussions regarding the challenges faced by students in distress as well as the faculty and staff that seek to assist them. Tomorrow, I will present a workshop titled: Strength and Silence - Navigating the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Mental Illness. It is always a pleasure to engage audiences in these types of discussions. A special thank you to NASPA for the opportunity.