Mental Health

Christiansted National Historic Site, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Reflections on Experience on St. Croix and St. Thomas

Cindra James, MPA, Emergency Preparedness Administrator at Washtenaw County Health Department

Cindra, a long-time community partner from Washtenaw County Health Department, reflects on her experiences traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands with PHAST to conduct a CASPER.

USVI - view from car

Looking Forward

Kayla Hunter, HBHE and Urban Planning Student

Kayla gives us a look into what "normal" means for community members living in St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI moving forward in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Jasdeep Kler

"Community-Driven" in Practice

Jasdeep Kler, Epidemiology Student and PHAST Member

Jasdeep shares his musings on “community” and discusses developing a trauma-informed mindfulness curriculum in partnership with youth and community partner Youth Arts Alliance.


Through the Halls

Kimberly Fox, EPID Student

After walking through the halls of a southern Texas high school, EPID student Kim Fox reflects on the impact of identity, youth culture, and attitudes toward mental health in the predominantly Hispanic-American community along the U.S.-Mexico border.