The full afternoon symposium kicks off a second season of STHS Behavorial’s virtual “Let’s Talk” series aimed at breaking the stigma associated with mental health issues

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and new variants emerge, the world is dealing with unprecedented mental health issues, including anxiety and stress. If not tended to, these behavioral health issues can disrupt one’s quality of life and lead to more serious issues.

To help the community cope with these feelings — whether related to COVID-19 or other factors — South Texas Health System Behavioral is hosting a virtual mental health symposium to kick off another season of the hospital’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health” series on Thursday, January 27.

The four-hour webinar, led by licensed professional counselors affiliated with STHS Behavioral, will cover a variety of mental health-related topics for adults, adolescents and children — including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); “QuaranTeens,” a seminar dedicated to teenagers who have had to deal with quarantine for nearly two years; anxiety; and depression. The virtual talks will address symptoms, treatment, healthy practices and resources available to help.

Who:South Texas Health System Behavioral
What:Let’s Talk Mental Health Symposium
When:Thursday, January 27, from 1 – 5 p.m.
Where:Online via Zoom. Pre-registration recommended, not required.
Zoom Meeting ID: 933 4167 1368Passcode: 462362

About South Texas Health System
South Texas Health System is amulti-facility healthcare system servingpatients throughouttheRio Grande Valley. The system includes fouracute care facility campuseswith specialties in pediatrics, heart and vascular services,maternity and women’s health and trauma services. Inpatient and outpatient treatmentfor behavioralhealth needs and addictive disorders is also provided through the system’sSouth Texas Health System Behavioral facility. South Texas Health System is affiliated with the South Texas Clinical Partners ACO, Prominence Health Plan, and Cornerstone Regional Hospital. The system operates an advanced Level II Trauma Center at South Texas Health System McAllen, the first and only freestanding children’s facility and pediatric ER at South Texas Health System Children’s, the region’s only freestanding heart hospital and specialized cardiac ER at South Texas Health System Heart, and six freestanding emergency rooms located in and around Weslaco, Mission, Edinburg, McAllen and Alamo. For more information about the system and its comprehensive services, please visit

Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of South Texas Health System. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.