Initiatives | Division of Mental Health and Substance Use | Kent State University

Hear to Help

Hear to Help identifies faculty, staff and students who have completed one or more of the mental health awareness trainings offered through the More Aware project (formerly Project Aware Kent). 

 

Student Mental Health Coalition

The Student Mental Health Coalition assists with various initiatives from the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use. One of the priorities of the Coalition is organizing 'Flash Ups' on Kent State campuses. Flash Ups are events that encourage students to take mindful breaks and learn more about mental health and substance misuse help that is offered on campus. Sign up to be a member of the Coalition.

 

Talk On 

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

In the spring of 2019, an art exhibit featuring art created from Talk On submissions will be displayed at the Kent State Library by the Student Accessibility Services office.