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 was 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 was displayed on the first floor of the University Library outside of the Student Accessibility Services offices from March 2019 through April 2019 (the exhibit is now closed).
If you have questions about Create Awareness, please contact Dr. Kim Laurene klaurene [at] kent.edu or Dr. Deric Kenne at dkenne [at] kent.edu.
Talk On Submissions: