University-Wide Behavioral Health Conversation
Please join us for a University-wide conversation regarding the issue of behavioral health, including both mental health and substance use disorders, on April 28 in Huddleston Hall from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Earlier this year University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston met with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu to discuss the ongoing mental health and substance abuse crises in New Hampshire. The Governor and legislative leaders have expressed the urgent need to address these two top priority issues moving forward and the University has pledged that it will support this effort - through research capacity, community engagement and workforce training.
On April 28, the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will lead the University-wide conversation in collaboration with COLA and Cooperative Extension to identify broad faculty and staff interest and expertise in behavioral health. It will be an opportunity to learn more about both the opioid and mental health crises in New Hampshire, and to learn more about University initiatives related to these issues.
This University-wide conversation is an extension of the Behavioral Health session CHHS hosted in February, which drew more than 60 faculty and staff. During that session, the College began developing an inventory of the nearly 60 current teaching, research and service initiatives within the College related to behavioral health. More information will be shared at the April 28 event.