Mental health is an issue that directly or indirectly affects people from all walks of life.
To draw attention to this important issue, Lone Star College-Kingwood hosted a mental health series month in April. Open to the community, faculty, staff, and students, this series focused on topics such as mental health 101, mental health and the criminal justice system, and dementia and Alzheimer’s Syndrome.
“The purpose of these discussions is to educate and enlighten people about the multi-dimensional issues surrounding mental illness and it is more than what we may see on television,” said Anthony McMillan, library director.
The public is invited to attend the college’s last two events in this series. Dr. Asim Shah, chief of psychiatry at Ben Taub Hospital will speak on April 22. On April 29, Autism: The Whole Spectrum with Autumn’s Dawn: A Center for New Beginnings will be discussed. Both sessions are at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Conference Center room C104. This is the second year the college has discussed mental health. This year, the goal is to focus on treatment options.
“We hope that the audience received solid information about local treatments that are available for various mental health issues,” McMillan said.
For more information on the mental health series at LSC-Kingwood, email Anthony.J.McMillan@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive. Call 281-312-1600 for more information. To register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.