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Jeff Fink to Present the Mental Health Awareness Lecture

October 25, 2018

ALLIANCE, Ohio – CEO and Founder of Go Fetch Wellness, Jeff Fink will present the Mental Health Awareness Lecture at the University of Mount Union on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. During the lecture, Fink will discuss his experience with mental health and the role of his service dog during his recovery. Fink will also discuss his organization, Go Fetch Wellness. The lecture will be held in the Campus Grounds, Hoover-Price Campus Center and is free and open to the public.

Jeff Fink

Jeff has dedicated his life to combating the stigma surrounding mental health as well as highlighting the opportunity for the hope that emerges through the human-animal bond. When traditional medical treatments alone weren’t providing relief for Jeff’s severe and persistent anxiety and depression, he began training a golden retriever named Earl to be his mental health service dog. Over the course of his journey with Earl by his side, Jeff has remained stedfast in his determination to expose others to the healing potential that exists when integrating animals into whole-person approaches to mental health and wellness.  In order to make this message more accessible, Jeff founded his company, Go Fetch Wellness, which remains dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals who have mental health and addiction struggles.

Jeff works individually with clients from around the globe, leads clinical trainings, influences programming in mainstream mental health treatment, and speaks to a variety of audiences to spread his message.  Jeff holds a B.B.A in Marketing from The University of Georgia and has completed advanced training in Animal Assisted Therapy through the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

The annual Mental Health Awareness Lecture is coordinated by Dr. Tamara Daily, professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union. Funded by the department of psychology, neuroscience, and human development, the purpose of the lecture is to raise awareness about mental health issues on campus and in the wider community and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and its treatment. Past speakers include; Pete Earley, Alison Malmon, Randye Kaye, Jeff Bell, and Dr. Elizabeth Ford who are all well-known speakers in the mental health community.