Mental health specialists discuss the impacts of poverty at UW-Green Bay | Green Bay Press Gazette

GREEN BAY – Poverty goes far beyond a lack of resources. People who experience financial stress are more than twice as likely to identify as having poor health, and those structural differences can impact everything from cognitive process to how we communicate and connect with others.

The impacts poverty has on homelessness, food insecurity and mental health affects every community differently. That’s part of why the Student Engagement Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has organized a series of panels attempting to address the issue that affects half a million Wisconsinites.

On Tuesday, the third and final panel on mental health will take place at the Christie Theatre, located in the lower level of the University Union at 2420 Nicolet Drive. The panel features Kaylin from the Violence Intervention Project, Naomi Adams from Willow Creek Behavioral Health, John Cheslock from the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center, and Sheng Lee Yang, a professor of Social Work and the founder of Us 2 Behavioral Care Inc.

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