One of the initiatives of the Health and Wellness Committee is to continue efforts to de-stigmatize mental health on campus. On Wednesday November 7th, Student Assembly execs and those on the Health and Wellness Committee, including Senators Lauren Huff, Riley Flewelling, Emma Chiu, Nelly Mendoza, and Will Shadek, engineered a day to spread campus awareness that everyone struggles from time to time. Centered in Collis during the afternoon, members of our team manning the table handed out stickers where students could answer the prompt: “What helps me when I struggle is ________.” We hoped that with lots of students wearing the name tags around school, conversations about mental health would arise.
The Student Wellness Center was instrumental in helping us plan the event and supplied the table with countless resource guides and stress relief materials. Other resources included came from Tucker Center and the Academic Skills Center.
Going forward, we hope to plan one large event revolving around mental health per term to keep up the hard work of crushing negative stigmas surrounding mental health.