October is Mental Health Awareness Month at Kent State University!
October is Mental Health Awareness Month at Kent State University! Although not consistent with the National Health Observance calendar, this month was chosen as the need for mental health support peaks during October. This new designation will continue to highlight Mental Illness Awareness Week during the first week of October while providing an opportunity for non-clinical campus partners to showcase their shared commitment to increasing mental health awareness. This month will also serve as a broad reminder of the support, training, and resources available throughout the year.
The Mental Health Awareness Month objectives are:
- To raise awareness
- To reduce stigma
- To provide support
- To train and educate
- To showcase a coordinated effort by highlighting system-wide offerings
- To honor faculty, staff, and students doing outstanding work to enhance awareness and support
In addition to all the programs and activities during this month, you can nominate a student, faculty or staff member that supported Mental Health Awareness Month for the Mental Health Champion Award. The nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 28.
Additional information is available online at www.kent.edu/recwell/mentalhealthawarenessmonth.