Sponsored by the Springfield College Office of YMCA Relations and the YMCA club, Loizza Aquino, a social activist and motivational speaker, will be coming to talk about the issues surrounding mental health on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Memorial Chapel.
Aquino lost her best friend, Miguel, to suicide and realized the need for conversation. His death was one of four high school student suicides to occur in her hometown within a month. In response, she founded Peace of Mind Canada which is a nonprofit organization designed to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health.
In this presentation, she will share her story, experiences, and have a conversation about how we can all tackle the stigma together.
Aquino has been an advocate in the areas of mental health, technology, and media literacy within the classroom, youth empowerment, human rights, and child rights.
For more information, contact Kyla Boyns at email@example.com or (774) 329-9313.
If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Tamara Biggins at (413) 748-3407 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free environment.