‘Don’t Call Me Crazy or Lazy’ – Student Mental Health and Student Success Symposium

The Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning, SFCC Counseling Services and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will present Don’t Call Me Crazy or Lazy: A Mental Health and Student Success Symposium on Tues. April 5.

The symposium will explore the question: How can SFCC and the larger Santa Fe community support students with psychosocial and emotional challenges so they can succeed?

The free, public events include:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mental Health Resource Fair, Campus Center

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Historical Trauma, Mental Health, Addiction and Student Success in New Mexico: Boardroom, Room 223. Guest Speaker Juan Blea is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and a licensed continuing education provider in New Mexico. Blea has taught material presented in his new book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, for more than 15 years and has witnessed how the material has changed many lives for the better. He has a private practice in Santa Fe. See Blea’s blog, Addicted to Words. Discussion to follow the presentation with panelists from Counseling Services,Disability Services, local mental healthcare providers and students.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cultural Crossroads: Student Success and Mental Health in the Santa Fe Community: Historical Trauma, Mental Health, Addiction and Student Success in New Mexico with Juan Blea at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Discussion to follow the presentation with panelists fromCounseling Services, Disability Services, local mental healthcare providers and students.


For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.