Mental Health Awareness Day

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Location: Nazareth, Nazareth Hall Latour Room, Nazareth Hall Upper Main-Entire

The event is held from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, October 10th. The schedule of events with their locations is as followed:


Mental Health Artwork Gallery from 10/2/23-10/13/23 (Insalaco- Kresge Gallery): display of student artwork set up in the Learning Commons. The artwork submissions are all related to mental health and mental illness, with the purpose of raising awareness and educating those who come to view it.


10-4 Stress Relief Workshops (Latour): Clubs and Departments will have their own tables set up around the room with a stress relieving activity and informational handout. These workshops are all meant to allow students to begin practicing stress relieving activities and healthy coping mechanisms right then and there, and hopefully teach them new ways to express their feelings.


10-4 Raffle Baskets (Fireplace Lounge): Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day to enter a series of prizes. Students will receive a bingo card upon entry and will get their card stamped at each event/table they go to. If they get bingo, they can win tickets for free to enter the prizes. These cards can also be used as proof of attendance. However, raffle tickets are available to purchase throughout the day with both cash and Venmo being accepted. All proceeds will be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Winners will be announced at 4:00 pm.


11:00-11:30 Educational Piece (Upper Naz): Dr. Lia Palmiter will be giving a presentation on recognizing the common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses with the intentions of raising awareness to mental health.


11:30-12:00 On Campus Resources (Upper Naz): Student health services and CSDC will be giving a presentation on the resources available to students on campus and provide them with the information on what to do or where to go if they themselves are experiencing mental health issues or if a friend is.


12:00-12:30 Off Campus Resources (Upper Naz): Ray McDonald and Nicole Guerico will be giving a presentation on nearby resources in the community for any students who may be struggling.


12:30-1:00 Mental Health in Underserved Communities (Upper Naz): Dr. Yerodin Lucas and Keshia Vilchert will be giving a presentation about mental health in communities that are underserved. This piece is meant to raise awareness about how mental health looks different in many communities and what it looks like for those who are underserved.


1:00-1:30 Mental Health in Athletes (Upper Naz): Becca Zayle will be giving a presentation on Morgan’s Message and raising awareness about mental health in student athletes.


1:00-3:00 Therapy Dogs: There will be therapy dogs located outside in between Madonna and Nazareth for all to come play with and relieve stress as long as weather permits!


7:00 pm Keynote Speaker (Latour): Clayton Echard, a celebrity from the Bachelor, will be speaking in the evening following the main events of the day. Clayton is a mental health advocate who speaks about body dysmorphia and general anxiety/depression. He has also spent a short time in the NFL playing for the Seattle Seahawks, so references will be made to athletic mental health.


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