Counseling Services Dept. at N.C. A&T Partners with The Hartford and NAMI to Host “Real Talk” Mental Health Discussion

By Tonya Dixon / 11/09/2022 Student Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2022) –The department of Counseling Services at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the free panel discussion and dialogue, “Real Talk” about mental health, Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon – 1:30 p.m., at the Deese Ballroom, located in the university Student Center.

“Counseling Services strives to foster opportunities for students, faculty and staff to address challenges and difficulties they may face, all through healthy environments and spaces,” said A&T Executive Director of Counseling Services, Vivian Barnette, Ph.D. “We’re excited to host this event and provide a platform to address the concerns of so many people, especially for our students and people of color who so often experience crisis without seeking proper support. We are here for them. We must normalize mental health needs, services, counseling and care.”

Dr. Lakleshia IzzardSteven Anthony KingN.C. Rep. Amos Quick

Panelist featured will include North Carolina Representative and

pastor Amos L. Quick, serving as moderator; international motivational speaker and author of “It’s Really Good to See You,” Steven Anthony King; and licensed professional counselor and owner of Shekinah Counseling, Laklieshia Izzard, Ed.D. also a university alumnus.

“Real Talk” is supported by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and The Hartford, who have partnered since 2020 to dispel stigma and support the mental health of Americans across the country.

The Hartford, a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds, is also partnering with N.C. A&T to supportthe next gener

ation of talent by offering a new scholarship opportunity to students attending the Wille A. Deese College of Business, the College of Science & Technology, and the College of Engineering.

Those interested can register for the free event online.


Media Contact Information: tddixon1@ncat.edu

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