Story County Mental Health Expo
This free event kicks off with a local mental health provider fair, where representatives will be available to share information about on-campus and community mental health services, plus free food and great prizes!
6 p.m. – Vendor Fair begins + free food
7 p.m. – Keynote, panel Q&A
8:15 p.m. – Prize drawing
8:30 p.m. – Vendor Fair closes
This year’s keynote will be given by Kai Roberts, titled “Escape: Overcoming Anxiety and Intrusive Thoughts.” Kai tells the story of overcoming the panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder that he struggled with in college. He talks deeply about the origins of his anxiety, the symptoms he experienced, and the nature of his paralyzing intrusive thoughts. The presentation concludes with Kai explaining his road to recovery and an inspiring message for those who may be struggling with something similar. This is a refreshingly personal and at times uncomfortable presentation that speaks to many issues young people deal with today.