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Hokie Wellness for Researchers: Helping Colleagues and Collaborators in Distress

Are you concerned about a friend, family member, or colleague who is struggling and wish you knew what to do and say to help them? During your lifetime, you will interact with folks that experience loss, sadness, or depression.

This workshop can help attendees understand and intervene in those situations, even though it is not designed to teach how to treat the persons loss or sadness. In the workshop, attendees will learn how to recognize the symptoms of sadness and depression, how to engage with a person, and discuss ways to get them further help.

This program is interactive and attendees will get to practice techniques.

Hokie Wellness for Researchers: Helping Colleagues and Collaborators in Distress

Oct. 24 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



Colleen Driscoll portrait.

Colleen Driscoll

Assistant Director,
Mental Health Initiatives
Hokie Wellness

Colleen Driscoll is currently the Assistant Director of Mental Health Initiatives at Virginia Tech's Hokie Wellness.

She received a B.S. in Psychological Sciences with minors in Special Education and Behavior Change Health Studies from the University of Vermont in 2019. In 2021, she received a Master of Education in Counseling with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Boston University.

Colleen is also a Certified Mental Performance Coach through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

About the Series

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance’s Investigator Series provides researchers with a peer-to-peer forum to share ethical considerations that they make during the design, conduct and dissemination of their research. This style of learning opens the door to new perspectives and meaningful conversations in the pursuit of research excellence.