World Mental Health Day is acknowledged globally on Oct. 10, and Augusta University is celebrating with several events for students the following day.
World Mental Health Day Tabling
This event, held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 in the lobby of the Health Sciences Building, is hosted by Student Wellness Programs. The event will offer giveaways and informational handouts to students.
Our Voices Matter
This event, held virtually at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, is hosted by Marquietta Green and Randy LaMons, two counselor education graduate students. Green and LaMons offer this support group weekly to provide a safe space for Black and brown students to give and receive support.
AAMI Brain Break: Discussing Mental Health and Wellness
Presenters will discuss mental health statistics among Black males, common mental health issues among college students and available mental health resources at Augusta University. The event is hosted by Multicultural Student Engagement.
Students are eligible to earn Paw Points for several of these events.
Additionally, all community members — including faculty, staff and students — are encouraged to sign up for mental health training opportunities.