Big East Hosts First Mental Health Summit

By Jeremy Fallis, Multimedia Communication Specialist

The Big East Conference hosted its first Mental Health Summit in conjunction with the NCAA at Georgetown University on Thursday-Friday, June 15-16. The first-of-its-kind summit was a two-day event to better support student-athlete mental wellness.

Emceed by FOX Sports digital correspondent Rachel Bonnetta, the event was attended by student-athletes, staff, administrators, NCAA officials and the conference’s student-athlete athletic committee. On hand for the event was Chamique Holdsclaw to share her story. This past January, Holdsclaw was invited by the Depression Center and the School of Public Health for a screening and Q&A of the 2015 documentary, “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.”