Monday, June 03, 2013

Media Advisory: June 3, 2013

Media Contacts

Paula Green, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-914-8873 (office), 626-488-7855 (cell)
Stacy Armstrong, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626 857-4082 (office)

Media Advisory – Photo and Interview Opportunity

Citrus College Hosts Mental Health Awareness Workshop

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Citrus College and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health will hold a one-day workshop designed to increase awareness of the resources, services and programs available in treating mental illness.  The workshop, “Pathways to Wellness,” will include sessions covering mental health first aid, navigating the public mental health system, mental wellness for students, and support for veterans, and more.

The following individuals and presenters will attend (partial list):

-Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president, Citrus College
-Dr. Arvid Spor,  vice-president of student services, Citrus College
-Members of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees
-Maurnie Edwards, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
-Doralee Bridges, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
-Dr. Rocio Revuelta Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
-Judy Noble, Eagles Wings Ministry
-Nicci Gorham, Whole Mind Wellness


Citrus College
Ross L. Handy Campus Center
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741

The Campus Center is located at the center of the Citrus College campus.

Recent national events have focused on the importance of early diagnosis of mental illnesses and early intervention.  In addition to the workshops, a variety of vendors will offer information on mental health prevention and resources available to the community.

The event is open to the public.  A one-day parking pass may be purchased for $5 at the Campus Safety Office drive-up window, located on the Citrus Avenue side of the campus, or at one of the kiosks located in the student parking lots.