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On your mark, get set, study!

This article originally appeared in the opinion section of the Telegram & Gazette.  For a student, going to college is amazingly similar to a runner competing in a marathon. There is a start and a finish, lots of steep hills and terrain to climb, plateaus that require much less effort, and the exhilarating feeling of […]

MWCC Hosts Minority Mental Health Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed a gathering of students, community members, and care workers at a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit on Monday, October 29. The event featured a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. The […]

MWCC Holding Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit featuring a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair on Monday, October 29 as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. “Mental health and suicide prevention are tough topics, but ones we […]

Students take on stigma

(Story By Andrew Mansfield Courtesy of The Gardner News) Advocates for the treatment of mental health conditions have long spoken about the need to reduce misconceptions and the blame sometimes placed on people. Joining the cause to help further educate the Mount Wachu­sett Community College campus about the topic on Tuesday were students from Professor […]

MWCC President James Vander Hooven Signs on to CEO’s Against Stigma Campaign

James Vander Hooven, Ed. D, signed onto the CEO’s Against Stigma Campaign on Monday as he began his second week as Mount Wachusett Community College’s president. “I cannot control the family or community support mechanisms our valued employees may or may not have at home. What I can control is our ability here, in the […]

Mental Health Discussed at MWCC, SHINE Initiative Awareness Conference

A packed room listened to stories of personal struggles and strength on Tuesday at the fourth Mental Health Awareness Conference held by Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative. In a continued effort to raise awareness about mental health and wellness, the two groups brought together four speakers to discuss their personal experiences with […]

Writer, Director Paul Dalio to Deliver Keynote Address at Mental Health Awareness Conference

In a continued effort to raise awareness about mental health and wellness, Mount Wachusett Community College and the SHINE Initiative will present the fourth Mental Health Awareness Conference. This year’s keynote speaker will be writer and director Paul Dalio who will talk about his experience with and managing bipolar and how it influenced his film […]

Changing Minds and Saving Lives: Mount Wachusett Community College Responds to Regional Opioid Crisis with Public Forum, NARCAN® Training

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed over 250 guests to its Gardner campus this morning for a public forum moderated by State Senator Jennifer Flanagan to address the issues surrounding opioid addiction and abuse, a critical problem impacting too many families and communities across the Commonwealth. The free forum, Opiates in North Central Massachusetts: Education for […]

President Asquino Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedication to Mental Health Awareness

The SHINE Initiative held its tenth annual Keep Your Mind Open event on October 5, 2016 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the evening’s highlights, Dr. Daniel M. Asquino, President of Mount Wachusett Community College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Ed Manzi, Jr., Chairman of the SHINE Initiative and Chairman of […]

Author and Mental Health Advocate Kevin Hines to be Featured Speaker at Mental Health Awareness Conference

International speaker, author and mental health advocate Kevin Hines, one of approximately 30 people to survive a suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge, will be the keynote speaker at a Mental Health Awareness Conference on Thursday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner. The free conference, sponsored […]