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Clark College News and Events

May 4, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921




On Monday, May 11, Clark College’s Mental Health Monday discussion
will focus on ways to address the challenges and stress
caused by the economic downturn


VANCOUVER, Wash. – With the economy in recession, are you spending less and saving more?  Have you been laid off and are now looking for work?  Do you worry about meeting your mortgage, rent or paying bills?  How are these stressful times impacting your life?

“Surviving in Tough Economic Times” will be the focus on Clark College’s Mental Health Monday presentation on Monday, May 11.  The session, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 258C of the Penguin Union Building.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver

Bobbi Casanova of Southwest Washington’s Human Services Council (HSC) will lead the discussion.   As manager of Volunteer Connections, an integrated version of HSC’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Volunteer Center, Casanova directs a program that recruits and screens volunteers for more than 200 nonprofit organizations.   Casanova was one of Southwest Washington’s 2009 Women of Achievement honorees.

Casanova will be joined by Lee Lathrop, retired Boeing executive and RSVP volunteer, who will share personal experiences about life and survival during the Great Depression. 

The “Mental Health Mondays” sessions are sponsored by the Clark College Counseling Center.  For additional information, call 360-992-2902.


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