The Coahoma Community College Lyceum Committee recently announced that renowned social
media strategist Crystal Washington would host a special virtual presentation entitled, “Social Media and Mental Health
Issues During the Pandemic.” The virtual visit will be Washington’s second presentation
on the Coahoma campus, first making her in-person debut in 2017.
The event, which will take place via Zoom, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9,
at 10:15 a.m. Attendees can access the session utilizing the Zoom Meeting ID: 836
In a recent report published by the Primary Care Development Corporation, a national
U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution, the COVID-19
pandemic and resulting economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental
health and created new complications for individuals already suffering from mental
illness and substance use disorders.
With these facts in mind, the Lyceum Committee decided that the subject of mental
health would be appropriate and pertinent to the campus community.
Over her career, Crystal Washington has worn many hats; social media marketing strategist,
international keynote speaker, and the co-founder of Socialtunities, a social media
instructional brand aimed at training everyone from Gen Y’s to Baby Boomers in strategically
using social media. As a thought leader with a passion for leveraging technology to
increase efficiency and effectiveness, she writes blogs and articles. She conducts
webinars that illustrate the practical applications of social media and mobile technology.
Because of her background, the committee thought it was appropriate for Washington
to make the presentation, fitting in line with the group’s core functions and goals.
The Lyceum Committee serves to bring cultural experience and enhanced educational
opportunities to the campus community and the larger CCC five-county service area.
The group works to plan, approve and bring culturally enriching programs and activities
to the college campus for the student body, faculty/staff, and the community, as well
as allow students and faculty and staff to attend such activities away from the college
that are directly related to enhancing their education.
Washington, CSP works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase
profits and productivity!
Committee representatives shared that the group hopes that attendees will be more
knowledgeable on the subject at the end of Washington’s presentation and be aware
of the adversities that are caused by the Mental state of mind in dealing with Social
As one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists, she appears weekly on season two of
the Emmy nominated show, Life 2.0, and she’s appeared in numerous publications, including
Entrepreneur and Bloomberg Businessweek. She is regularly called on by major television
networks as a tech expert.
Crystal is the author of One Tech Action and The Social Media Why.