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Mental health commission to hold public forums


The Principal’s Commission on Mental Health is inviting students, faculty and staff to two working forums on March 7 and 8 to talk about ways to enhance student health and wellness at Queen’s.

“We will be developing a strategy that addresses the broad scope of issues we have been hearing about at weekly discussions we’ve been having with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, experts and community members. Meeting summaries are on our website for people's reference,” says Commission chair David Walker.

“We hope the community will come prepared to give us their ideas, suggestions and advice on how to promote prevention and recognition of mental health issues among our students, as well as build on the university’s response to students under stress and in distress.”

The Commission will be making recommendations this spring on a strategy to help promote awareness and literacy, reduce stigma, support students and foster an inclusive and supportive environment that maximizes health and wellness and effectively responds to illness.

The first forum is being held Wednesday March 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m., in the Robert Sutherland Room, 240 JDUC.

The following evening, Thursday March 8, a forum will be held on west campus in the Education Library, Duncan McArthur Hall, starting at 7 pm.

For more information, visit www.queensu.ca/cmh

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