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Penn Nursing Discussion panel brings experts from across the University to promote mental wellness.

MYTH: Learning difficulties and mental health problems are the same.

FACT: Mental health problems are about thoughts and feelings, rather than the different ways someone learns.

On April 4, Penn Nursing hosted a panel discussion as part of Penn’s Mental Wellness Week that brought together faculty, students, and staff from across the University. The Department of Family and Community Health’s Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner associate program director LaKeetra Josey, PhD, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, joined Alaina Spiegel, Psy.D., from Counseling and Psychological Services, Ross Aikins, PhD, from the Graduate School of Education’s Higher Education Division, and Melissa Bottiglio, MSW, LCSW, from Student Health Services to tackle current mental health myths and discuss the wellness resources available on campus.

This event was part of Penn’s ongoing wellness initiative and demonstrates the University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for all students.