Nothing to Hide Mental Health Awareness Program

Wed, October 7, 2015
11am - 1:30pm
Fireplace Lounge

The focus of this program is to dispel any stigma faced by college students with mental health issues.

Nothing to Hide Group 2014

The focus of this program is to dispel any stigma faced by college students with mental health issues. The program is both entertaining and inspiring as it involves many Marywood students and departments as well as an opportunity to make a pledge to help break down misperceptions about mental illness on Marywood's campus. Literature will be available about mental health and we will also have an array of informational tables on self-care and stress management.

There will be extra credit slips available at the Counseling/Student Development table for anyone interested in offering extra credit to attendees. Also, if you are interested in having a sign-in sheet for your class please contact Laura Chickson at 570-348-6245.

According to a 2010 American College Health Association survey, 44% of students have felt things were hopeless, 28% reported feeling so depressed that it was difficult to function and 46% felt overwhelming anxiety. 

This event will encourage individuals to recognize the need for help in themselves and their friends, and educate them about the many resources available on and off campus.

The event includes representatives from various organizations on campus and in the local community, including Music Therapy, Dance Team, Step Team, Campus Ministry, Student Activities, Physicians Assistant Program, MU Human Trafficking Planning Committee, POW!, Student Veterans Alliance, Caritas Social Work Club, Psi Chi, Student Support Services, Student Art Therapy, Psi Chi, Psych Club, Psychological Services Center,  PASS Program, Chartwells, Pet Therapy, LRJ Suicide Prevention Foundation, Advocacy Alliance, Women's Resource Center, NAMI, DATS, Calm of NEPA, Marworth, and the list goes on.  There will also be food, prizes and interactive activities to promote self-care and reduce stress.