Albizu University Miami Campus Hosts Mental Health Awareness Virtual Expo to Raise Awareness of Community Concerns During COVID-19

13th annual event focuses on identifying community needs and response styles associated with vaccinations, pandemic-related mental health concerns and teen suicide

Albizu University Miami Campus, a leader in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, will be offering complimentary continuing education units for psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers at their 13th Annual Mental Health Awareness Expo.  The virtual event will be held on Wednesday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The event joins over 1,000 communities nationwide in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Awareness Day, which focuses on the importance of emotional and psychological well-being.

Titled “COVID: Identifying Community Needs and Response Styles Associated with Mental Health, Vaccinations and Suicide Prevention,” this year’s Albizu event includes three one-hour sessions, focused on identifying community needs and response styles associated with COVID-19 vaccinations and the plethora of mental health concerns attributed to the pandemic, with a special emphasis on teen suicide. The event’s schedule is as follows:

  • 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Opening and Welcome Announcement (Diana Barroso, Ed.D., LMHC)
  • 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. “Suicide Awareness: The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 in Teen Suicide” (Yamila Lezcano, LMHC)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. “The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychiatric Treatment Across the Lifespan” (Jose Alvarez, M.D.)
  • 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. “Vaccine Awareness: Rebuilding Trust Through Communication” (Amanda J. Chase, Ph.D. and Darisel Ventura Rodriguez)
  • 8:15 – 8: 30 p.m. Closing Remarks (Tania Diaz, Psy.D., LMHC)

This annual event seeks to promote community-based awareness of the many resources and services made available to the general public by Albizu University such as informational lectures, literature, and continuing education credits to licensed psychologists and licensed master’s level clinicians (e.g. mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers).

To reserve your virtual spot, please register at

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