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Symposium to feature keynote from Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute expert
By Dallas College
Dec 3, 2020
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Dallas, Texas -- Dallas College will host a virtual Dallas College Mental Health Symposium to help raise awareness around the importance of mental wellness.

“Mental Health Fitness: Survive and Thrive!” will educate participants on combatting everyday stresses and provide helpful tips related to basic needs insecurities, trauma and mental wellness. In addition to breakout sessions and a panel discussion, the event will also feature a keynote address from Marcy Melvin of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and the award-winning public awareness campaign Okay to SayTM. This event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees can register to attend virtually.

WHO: Keynote Speaker: Marcy Melvin, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual, link available after RSVP via


About Dallas College

Dallas College, formerly the Dallas County Community College District, was founded in 1965, and comprises seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Dallas College offers online learning, and serves more than 83,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students during the fall and spring semesters. Dallas College also offers dual credit for students in partner high schools and early college high schools throughout Dallas County. Dr. Joe May, the college’s 7th chancellor, has established the Dallas College higher education network in partnership with area school districts, colleges and universities, businesses, community organizations and others to support student success and college completion by removing barriers and providing services that help them earn a college credential and start their professional careers.


About Okay to Say

Okay to Say™ is an award-winning public awareness campaign, initiated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and supported by The Hackett Center for Mental Health. Okay to Say’s message is simple: it’s okay to talk openly about mental health. Hope begins with open and honest conversations about mental health between trusted family members, friends, and other loved ones. Together, we can make sure everyone has the support they need to begin getting better. Follow Okay to Say on Facebook and Twitter at @okaytosay and on Instagram at @OkaytosayTX to learn more and be a part of the conversation.