UToledo to Host Virtual Town Hall on Women’s Mental Health

March 23, 2021 | Events, News, UToday, Arts and Letters, Health and Human Services
By Tyrel Linkhorn

The University of Toledo will host a virtual town hall focused on women’s mental health Thursday, March 25.

The event, organized by the UToledo Counseling Center and the University’s Mental Health Response team, begins at 5:30 p.m. via Webex.

“The pandemic has had a significant impact on women as we were the ones expected to stay home to take care of our children as they learned virtually, while also managing our own careers and responsibilities,” said Amanda Jones, associate director of the UToledo Counseling Center.

“Women, especially women of color, have also seen higher unemployment rates than their male counterparts. As women continue to face sexism and the challenges of managing responsibilities and expectations, putting ourselves and our mental health first is not selfish, it’s necessary.”

The event will be moderated by Dr. Cassie Haas, a psychologist at the UToledo Counseling Center.

Panelist Include:

•  Dr. Angela Fitzpatrick, director of the UToledo Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women;

•  Valerie David, Counseling Center practicum counselor and UToledo master’s student in counselor education;

•  Sherry Tripepi, senior lecturer and field director for the UToledo social work bachelor’s program in the College of Health and Human Services;

•  Dr. Sharon L. Barnes, associate professor and chair of the UToledo Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; and

•  Sheena Barnes, executive director of Equality Toledo.

The event is part of an ongoing series of mental health discussions for UToledo students.

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