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Prince George's Community College Hosts Mental Health Speaker Event in Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

LARGO, MD (May 7, 2024) — In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) proudly announced its upcoming Mental Health Speaker event exploring mental health issues and resources. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Lanham Hall Room 125 on the Largo campus.

Notable event speakers, including PGCC’s Wellness and Mental Health Center Program Director Dr. Danielle LaSure-Bryant, Associate Professor Dawn Gillom-Carter, and mental health professional Nyki Caldwell Brown, hope to foster awareness and support for mental wellness within the College’s community and beyond. Additionally, representatives from community partners will attend, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Generation DMV Inc.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has continued to address the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. PGCC remains dedicated to advancing the conversation and fostering a supportive environment for students and families impacted by mental illness.

“To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, PGCC is honored to host this important event,” said Dr. Danielle LaSure-Bryant, program director for PGCC's Wellness and Mental Health Center. “Through meaningful conversation and collaboration with our community partners, we hope to amplify awareness and promote mental well-being.”

This event is part of the College's 65th anniversary theme, “A Legacy of Commitment: Empowering People and Building Strong Communities.” For 65th anniversary event information, visit the College's events timeline page.


About Prince George’s Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.

For more information, visit the College’s website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education.