At WSU, we want to create a campus culture that is supportive and educated about mental and emotional health.
Mental health conditions affect all of society, including many of us here at WSU. In our 2016 NCHA survey data, 34.8 percent of Cougs reported feeling so depressed that it was difficult to function in the last year.
This month, groups across campus are hosting events to raise awareness about mental and emotional health. Learn more and show your support by attending an event!
Mental health awareness campaign
To kick off the month, we’re partnering with ASWSU and student group To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to host a mental health awareness campaign Nov. 1-4. Together, we hope to destigmatize mental illness and mental health problems.
Campus Connect suicide prevention training
Wednesday, Nov. 2
This training covers facts and statistics about college student suicide, warning signs and how to intervene during a crisis. The training is free and all students are welcome to attend. Check out training times, and sign up on CougSync.
Keynote speaker on mental illness: Hakeem Rahim
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30-7:30 pm, Todd 116
Come listen to Hakeem Rahim, a professional speaker on mental health awareness, depression and suicide prevention. Hakeem will talk about his personal journey with mental illness as well as strategies to support, educate, and empower students to end mental health stigma. Make sure to check out #IAMACCEPTANCE on social media.
Movember at University Recreation
Join University Recreation for Movember, a month-long campaign focused on men’s health. UREC is hosting a full schedule of events, and all are welcome to participate!