LIVERMORE, Calif. (January 13, 2020) – On Tuesday February 4, Dr. Shashank V. Joshi, a world-renowned expert in mental health and Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at Stanford University, will present a lecture on the topic, “Promoting Mental Health in School Settings”.
Dr. Joshi is the Director of Training and Director of School Mental Health Services in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford Children’s Health. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in teaching and public service, including the Tall Tree Award from the City of Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and an Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County, California, Mental Health Board—both of these for his work in stigma reduction and suicide prevention. Dr. Joshi's research focuses on wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention in school settings, cultural aspects of pediatric health, and interprofessional collaboration in schools. He is the lead author of the K12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention used by the California Department of Education, and co-editor of the recent book Partnerships for Mental Health: A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration. More information on Dr. Joshi’s work can be found on his Stanford Profile.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 4 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Las Positas College, Mertes Center for the Arts, Main Theater, Building 4000, 3000 Campus Hill Road, Livermore, CA 94551. Check the links for campus map and driving directions to Las Positas College.
There is no charge for admission. Doors open at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by February 2 at alanhufoundation.org.
The Las Positas College Psychology Club is dedicated to promoting the study of psychology, providing educational enrichment, promoting personal development, and providing service to the campus and the community. Their goal is to provide information, support, educational and social opportunities, develop leadership skills, share knowledge and experiences, and to promote awareness of psychology related issues on campus.
The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures. For further information and support for the Alan Hu Foundation, please visit the website, http://alanhufoundation.org/helping.