Club Profile: NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)

By: Hollis Conners The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), a new student support group, is working to make itself better known around campus. Supported by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Hamilton County, the group is led by students and is intended to assist other students in coping with mental health issues. Students dealing with depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses can meet with NAMI for support and advice. The club also welcomes those experiencing roommate or school-related issues. NAMI also serves as a bridge to the Health and Wellness Center or other services. “We really just … Continue reading Club Profile: NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)

Active Minds offers mental health care packages to each first-year studentheld

By: Hollis Conners In order to help raise awareness about mental health, and provide some tips on how to reduce stress, Active Minds gave out care packages to all first-year students. The packages were delivered on Oct. 28. Residential assistants (RAs) passed out the packages to students living in their halls, and commuters were welcome to pick them up during downtime in the commuter lounge. After considering the idea last year, Treasurer and Social Media Manager Steph Fiorelli led Active Minds through the project. “(Since May,) our officers have been involved in things like getting price quotes, filling in our … Continue reading Active Minds offers mental health care packages to each first-year studentheld

SchroederActive Minds and Student Health Advisory Council host presentation on suicide prevention

By: Lydia Rogers Active Minds and the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) teamed up on Monday to sponsor a talk about suicide prevention, “How to Help a Friend Who is Considering Suicide” in Smith Hall. “There are so many people that, unfortunately, have some encounter with suicide whether it be a personal attempt, knowing someone who attempted or knowing someone who actually took their own life,” Elliot Rhodes, SHAC’s head of mental health awareness, said. “None of these situations should be overlooked as less serious; all of them have a huge impact on people’s lives,” he said. Psychology professor Dr. … Continue reading SchroederActive Minds and Student Health Advisory Council host presentation on suicide prevention