Talk On is an initiative to stop mental illness stigma by having KSU students, faculty, and staff share their personal experiences (through story, song lyrics, poetry, drawings, and/or photos) with mental illness.There are many reasons to share personal experiences with mental illness (to show others they are not alone, to encourage others to seek help, to show that recovery is possible, to give yourself a way to express your feelings, etc.).
Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of Public Health Center for Public Policy and Health’s Division of Mental Health and Substance Use, School of Art, University Libraries, and Student Accessibility Services. Students drew inspiration from written submissions to Talk On and created pieces of art. The art is displayed on the first floor of the University Library outside of the Student Accessibility Services offices. Each piece of artwork is accompanied by a laminated copy of the Talk On submission that inspired it. Each piece also features a label crediting the artist who created it, along with details about the work.
Talk On Submissions: