On Friday, March 29, 2019, a free, public panel discussion focused on the issue of student mental health was held at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University. This discussion featured a panel of experts who addressed common mental health struggles faced by many students, as well as the resources and opportunities available for support.

Portions of this panel discussion are showcased in the one-hour program Student Mental Health: Crucial Conversations, which premiered on CPTV on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Student Mental Health: Crucial Conversations also features insights from student and mental health advocates through prerecorded interviews, storytelling, and select responses recorded during the audience Q&A at the live event.

About the Panel Discussion

The panel discussion featured in Student Mental Health: Crucial Conversations was moderated by Noah Finz, Sports Television Anchor and Journalist for Vantage Sports Network.

Panelists included:

  • Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Commissioner, The Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • Kate Fagan, Author, Former ESPN Reporter, TV Personality, Former College Athlete
  • Nick Pinkerton, Psy.D., Director of Counseling Services, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Jermaine Wright, Ph.D., Associate Vice President-Student Affairs, Southern Connecticut State University

For more on the host and panelists, click here.

Resources for Immediate Intervention

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact one of the following resources:

Additional Resources

Student Mental Health: Crucial Conversations is a Partnership Production. Learn more about Partnership Productions at ctpublic.org/partnership-productions.

Funding provided by:

Additional support:

2-1-1 is a program of United Way of Connecticut and is supported by
the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways