Student Mental Health Coalition

Student Mental Health Coalition
The SMHC is open to any undergraduate or graduate students and/or student organization that wants to create a positive mental health impact at Kent State University. Under partnership with the SMHC, all organizations or Independent Members (i.e., anyone who would like to be part of the SMHC and is not in an organization), will work together to promote mental health while working to reduce mental illness stigma. 

The SMHC has two meetings per semester, and it is strongly encouraged that all partners attend both meetings. The SMHC can help your student organization by assisting you plan a mental health related event, share your mental health related events on our social media channels, connect you with campus leaders, and provide you with meeting space for your organization. If you are an Independent Member, you could help assist with developing and implementing  SMHC sponsored events, posting on social media, and more. All partners of the SMHC will discuss ways in which we can collaborate together to implement mental health related events and initiatives on campus. If you are interested in learning more about the SMHC, setting up a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, or would like to join the SMHC, please provide your information by clicking the button below or contact Kayla Marker (kmarker@kent.edu). The coalition is located on the third floor of Lowry Hall in Suite 331.

Contact Us 

Initiatives

SMHC Mental Health Blog (NEW!)

Do you have a question about mental health or illness that you are nervous about asking, or you are unsure who to ask? Submit your question anonymously to our blog! We will show your question to campus leaders who we know will give an educated answer. If you don’t have a question, you can still read our blog! Posts will be uploaded to our website (down below!) monthly. The purpose of our blog is to educate the KSU community about mental health while working to eliminate mental illness stigma. For any questions, please contact Kayla Marker, kmarker@kent.edu.

Submit a Question for Blog

Submitting questions to the blog is not a place for emergencies or a replacement for help. Our survey is not checked regularly, and we cannot guarantee your question will be answered. If you or someone you know are experiencing mental distress, visit www.kent.edu/stepupspeakout for mental health resources on campus.

 

September 2022 Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but that doesn’t mean we can only talk about suicide in September. Oftentimes, many individuals go without addressing this serious topic because of various misconceptions. One misconception... READ ENTIRE BLOG POST

 

SMHC Mental Health Book Club

Our book club is open to students, faculty and staff who have a passion for mental health and want to learn more. Register by Sept. 26th to be able to begin in October*. We will meet approximately once a month in-person (depending on current COVID-19 guidelines), and we will discuss a short, 10 minutes to read or less, journal article about a mental health related topic. For any questions, please contact Kayla Marker, kmarker@kent.edu.

Register for Book Club

*We accept registrations all semester long, however the earlier you register the longer you will be able to participate in the SMHC Book Club.


Partners of the coalition include:

Past Events:

Talk On 2021

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