Delaware Valley University is hosting a free Mental Health event open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium.
“Our Mental Health Crisis: A Path to Hope and Help,” hosted by the University’s English and Psychology departments, aims to connect members of the Bucks County community with mental health services and support systems including crisis-response services, peer support services, mobile care services, treatment facilities and outpatient options.
In addition, regional mental health officials will be part of a panel discussion to share how citizens can access support in times of need.
Along with a virtual appearance from U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, this event boasts an impressive roster of professionals, including keynote speaker, Nicholas Emeigh, and a panel of local experts including:
- Nicole Wolf: Director of Education and Training, Lenape Valley Foundation
- Cara Gadzinski: Bucks County Human Services Co-Responder, and Falls Police Chief Nelson Whitney.
- Nicholas Emeigh: Director of Outreach and Development for NAMI Bucks County, PA.
- Ray McManamon: Bucks County Forensic Coordinator and Emergency/Court Delegate who oversees crisis services for Bucks County.
- Adam Assoian: Bucks County licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Owner and Clinical Director of Ally Psychological Services.
- Amy Tielemans: Doylestown Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
- Jenna Mehnert Baker: Director for Policy, Planning, and Program Development within DHS’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Delaware Valley University is dedicated to supporting access to mental health services in the community. As an institution, it recognizes the growing need for quality mental health services and hopes to extend awareness and facilitate connection.
“We are committed to educating mental healthcare professionals through our undergraduate and graduate programs in counseling psychology who will serve this need in our communities”President Benjamin Rusiloski, Ph.D.
Before the panel, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, area groups will set up tables, offering information on mental health services to the community. They include:
- Lenape Valley Foundation
- The Hub: Bucks County Human Services Division
- On my Way Outreach & Intake Specialist
- Belmont Hospital
- NAMI Bucks County: Debbie Moritz
- Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center
- Next Play Sports
- Woods Services
- Delaware Valley Counseling Services
- The Liv Project
To RSVP for the event, contact Marion Callahan, Panel Moderator and Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Delaware Valley University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.