Patrick Henry College’s first ever Mental Health Week begins next Monday, February 12th, and the lineup is looking great.
Through chapel messages, coffee shop lectures, and campus-wide awareness, the College is dedicating next week to equipping students with all the necessary tool to pursue a healthy mental state. Each of the four speakers have prepared unique and insightful messages, directly applicable to students’ needs and lives at the College, focusing on spiritual life in the community, boundaries, and how to help others.
Check out the schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
10:20AM | In chapel, Dr. Rob Spinney, PhD, will be sharing a personal testimony of mental health struggles.
7:30 PM | Dan Towery will give a presentation in the coffee shop entitled “Brain Surgery Without a Scalpel.”
7:00 PM | Beth Ratchford will speak (also in the coffee shop) on “Why Our Mental Health is Important and Why It’s Good to do Your Soul Work.”
10:20AM | Christopher Doyle, one of PHC’s two student counselors, will talk about “Symptoms of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality” in chapel.
10:20AM | Tracy Carter, on staff as a counselor at PHC since 2016, will also be speaking in chapel. Her topic is “On Boundaries.”
The College has always done its best to emphasize health and wellness among its student body. Over the years, the issue of mental health specifically has come into the limelight on campus, and now the College is addressing the subject head-on, with as much encouragement, support, and positivity as possible. We can’t wait to see you there!
PHC is concerned with students' holistic health, spiritual, mental, and physical. Check out our health series below, which includes discussions on sleep, caffeine, exercise, and more.